Do you do volunteer work for a charity or non-profit organisation?
If yes, what do you get from this work?
Yup! I think it's important to give back to communities and act as a role model and mentor for younger generations. I volunteer with children (as you may have just guessed) and it's actually an excellent way to relax and be yourself.
Volunteering is win-win in my books!
Yes, numerous hours each week. Personal, hands-on work is the only way you can actually influence outcomes.
I agree. Being directly involved goes a long way in mending fences between disparate groups and gives better insight into other ways of life. It teaches us to seek commonalities, to be patient and helpful, and to understand and accept differences.
In teaching job there are numerous hours after school you spend with students and their families that no one pays you for...for years I have been volunteering in choir for students with learning difficulties and performed with them all over...it is time I never forget, now I am upgrading my Councelling studies and starting to work as a volunteer-councellor....
I am not volunteering at the moment because I am still healing from complications of hip surgery ; however, I have been doing volunteer work since the early 1960s in many different arenas: working w/ the elderly and the disabled, leading an art group for teens w/ cerebral palsy, raising money for women/family shelters and the Children's Hospital, leading Girl Scouts, and being involved in my child's school. My husband and daughter periodically help pack and deliver food to the homeless downtown. My daughter has also worked at raising awareness on spaying/neutering pets and helped tutor children at a family URM shelter. We all still make a point of regularly donating money or goods to help charities raise money. Helping others w/o government mandate is something that everyone should make a point of doing. There are so many ways to get involved, and it is personally rewarding!
Yes I do volunteer for the domestic violence shelter very rewarding
I volunteer at a Care Center/Food Pantry. Just a few hours each week, working side by side with friendly and far more dedicated individuals.
I get to see/learn about different, foodstuffs, how a warehouse environment works, helping to feed and assist my neighbors that come from all over the state. Like with all volunteer opportunities, it is also a chance to make new friends, and get a workout with all the lifting, walking, pushing, and packing that I do.
by Stacy Harris 6 years ago
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by joebee 8 years ago
hubbers i have been an active volunteer since 2008. i have found out that is very rewarding, given many expirence and great opportunity in my life
by buckleupdorothy 13 months ago
Have you done any kind of volunteer work?How did you get into it, and what do (or did) you do for the organization?
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
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by Clairepeek 7 years ago
Am I allowed to talk about a non-profit organisation?I have a friend who is running an association to help scolarize kids in Ethopia. I would like to talk about the association's work and include an interview of my friend (if he accepts it). This of course entails that I will have to add ONE...
by Ruchira 8 years ago
Why won't people take volunteering as seriously as a paid job?Everyone likes to volunteer their FREE time but I don't see the seriousness in it. Is getting money at the completion of a job...matters the most?
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