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Volunteering to Relieve Stress - There is other ways to release stress such as spending one spare time doing volunteer work. People can do volunteer work at orphanage, nonprofits organization and so on weekly. When people are doing charity work, they will feel happy because they can help someone that needs help or guide. Donating one’s time to helping someone else will make one feel breezily. Basically, reward of participate in volunteer work will be receiving a lot of grateful and also smiling faces of the people that one have helping....   [tags: volunteering,] 516 words
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Volunteering for a Food Drive - Volunteering for a Food Drive "I'm hungry. Let's get something to eat before we go." It was around ten o'clock on a Saturday morning. Normally my parents might find me in bed or playing on the computer at this time, but I was dressed and grasping the doorknob in our kitchen on this particular morning. I felt a slight wave of hunger flow through my body, so I suggested to my mother that we have a light mid-morning snack to tide us over before lunch. I searched through a cupboard and found some crackers to take with us....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays volunteering] 1277 words
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Volunteering - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead Volunteerism, in its conceptual form, includes the individual or collective efforts of willing individuals, known as volunteers, to act in ways which work toward the betterment of oneself, other individuals, communities, and/or society. This definition remains subjective in its ambiguity regarding the meaning of betterment, as well as in the sense that the means to bettering oneself may be in direct opposition to the means necessary to better another individual or society....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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Volunteering - Volunteering As Henry the 8th said to one of his wives, "I won't keep you long". Good evening, members and guests of the Lions Club. The average American high school student is in school 7 hours a day, from 8AM to 3PM and is asleep 9 hours a day, from 10PM to 7AM. Over the years, I have noticed that San Mateo County high school students are not your average American high school students. Most of us are at school from sunrise to sunset, club meeting here, track meet there, "mom. I'll be home for dinner by six!" That's 10 hours a day at school....   [tags: Papers] 979 words
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Community Service and Volunteering - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Community Service]
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Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering - “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 418 words
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Volunteering at Cleveland Elementary School - The volunteer site that I work with is Cleveland Elementary School. I tutor 7th and 8th graders girls on Mondays and Fridays after school. I have about 15 students in the program that my sorority established called White Roses. I’ve been volunteering at Cleveland since October 2009 twice a week as well as hosting special events during the weekend or weekday nights in which they have an opportunity to come to University of the Pacific and spend some time with college students. The White Roses purpose is to serve the adolescent female population in the Stockton Unified School District....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1180 words
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What Volunteering Can Teach You - ... Volunteering teaches an individual to explore career interests and enables an individual to set goals for the future. Volunteering teaches an individual to value his or her contributions to society, thereby raising the self-esteem and self-worth of the individual. When the volunteer sees the lives that he or she has touched, the volunteer will yearn to touch the lives of even more people. This motivates the individual to be a more compassionate person every day. Moreover, when the volunteer realizes how much he or she is appreciated, the volunteer will have a better self-esteem and will approach life’s challenges with a new-found confidence....   [tags: Service, Progress, Love] 950 words
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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating - Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge of community need, civic responsibility, and allow them the opportunity to gain experience and skills applicable to their future....   [tags: higher education, volunteer, volunteerism] 1309 words
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Volunteering and Adult Learning - Volunteering and Adult Learning "The history of adult education has been a history of voluntary activity and voluntary association" (Ilsley 1989, p. 100). Today, volunteerism, and the growing field of volunteer management, continue to reflect close associations with adult education. Research and practice in adult education can inform the development of learning opportunities for volunteers. With this in mind, this Digest describes some of the similarities between the fields of volunteer management and adult education and examines some of the types and methods of learning that occur in the context of volunteering....   [tags: Volunteer Adult Education Educational Papers]
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Volunteering Changed My Life - Community Service is a great opportunity to make a difference in the area you live in. There are so many ways to volunteer. Some people are given chances to do community service when they need to pay off fines for tickets. Most people simply do because they love getting involved. It’s their way of making the community a cleaner, healthier place. Tutoring kids is one type of community service. I can say from experience teaching kids to learn is a great feeling. I know because I’ve been tutoring kids for almost seven months....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 439 words
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Volunteering at a Nursing Home - Volunteering at a Nursing Home I ambitiously decided that I would brighten the lives of the elderly by volunteering at a rest home, but discovered that the elderly were being neglected, shoved aside and forgotten. As I stepped into the home a pungent odor penetrated my nostrils, causing an instantaneous gagging reflex. The place was abounded with neglected and subdued inhabitants, yearning for attention. Anybody that passed them caused a sudden outburst of ranting. The negligence and disregard the home displayed appalled me, but helped me to realize that I wanted to make a difference and change the condition people live in....   [tags: Descriptive Place Personal Narrative Observation] 646 words
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Free Essays - The Joys of Volunteering - The Joys of Volunteering The first agency I volunteered to work for is a program called Summer Quest. Summer Quest is designed to help students that are in the sixth through twelfth grade experience a "positive summer experience." What this actually means is that it provides students an opportunity to do fun and exciting things, in a positive atmosphere. Instead of the students sitting at home alone the entire summer, they have a place where they can hang out and enjoy themselves....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1507 words
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Volunteering, how can it benefit all involved? - ... It was about a 40 minute drive from where I lived to the horse stables in Red Oak, Texas. Feeling prepared to jump in if needed this evening; I was in jeans, a t-shirt and my work boots. As soon as I walked into the horse barn, I was reminded of what was missing in my life at that time. It was the fresh air and openness, which reminded me of all the time I had spent growing up on my best friend’s farm. I had always loved the smell of the farmland, and today it was fragrant as ever with the hay being cut a field over from the horse barn....   [tags: Narrative, Reflection] 971 words
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Reflections on Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children - Reflections on Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children It was the first night of camp, and the kids were lining up for dinner. Most were still showing signs of adjusting: the older, seasoned campers were renewing friendships and checking out possible new ones, the girls carrying on animated conversations while their eyes strayed ever so slightly, sweeping the area like radar, acknowledging the presence of a teenaged boy with a blip in the eyes; the younger campers were more reserved, fighting nervousness and apprehension....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 2157 words
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Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution - Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution Non-profit organizations that use the help of volunteers are being faced with new challenges in recruiting and retaining the new generation of volunteers. Certainly as the years pass, the interest of the volunteers’ changes in how they wish, or in what ways they can donate of themselves. When the American Red Cross was in its beginnings from before the turn of the century to the 1920’s, its primary focus was disaster relief. By the time of World War II (Dulles), dozens of new services provided by volunteers had been added to the original responsibilities....   [tags: Volunteering Community Sevice Essays]
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Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending - Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending Despite extensive research having been done on explaining why some individuals are more likely to support spending on social welfare than others, to this date, no one has examined the effect that a person’s level of volunteerism has on support for spending. However, the level of community involvement is worthy of consideration as an explanation for support for social welfare spending because, as has been reported by previous research, volunteers often find that structural problems exist that can only be remedied by government intervention....   [tags: Welfare Spending Politics Essays]
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Giving is Important - There are many reasons why giving is important. It is a way to show appreciation, to say thank you, or to show someone you care. Sometimes it is hard to express true feelings in words, but offering a token of appreciation will not only represent your feelings, but will allow the recipient to know how much you appreciate them. There are many people that we come across in our every day life that perhaps make our days easier, such as neighbors, co-workers, even mail carriers or the local cashier at the grocery store....   [tags: kindness, volunteering, ] 483 words
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How I Learned to Love Community Service - "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - Confucius "Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special." - George R. Bach Filing. The word itself made me shudder. The hours spent kneeling at the cabinet searching for folders, the monotony of sorting hundreds of papers into piles, and the sharp sting of pain as my finger hit the edge of a peer at the wrong angle – it was tortuous on so many levels. It had only been 3 months since I’d started volunteering at the hospital, and already I was sick of it....   [tags: Essays on Volunteering] 522 words
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Be The Change - ... Many people feel content and satisfied sticking with the “in” crowd. What if a trend wasn’t materialistic; rather, what if it was contributing to improve the world. Don’t you think you would receive an equally as gratifying feeling regardless of whether you buy a pair of Uggs or help tutor a second grade student. Gratifaction may have different effects, but seeing someone else succeed by living a more pleasurable life is definitely more rewarding than seeing your Uggs get through the harshest winter....   [tags: social issues, volunteering, civics]
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Volunteers Should Not Be Rewarded - ... Pay a volunteer for his or her work and you've transformed the former volunteer into an employee — or at least you've created a plausible basis for that person (or perhaps someone else) to claim he or she is an employee of your nonprofit." another problem that comes with paying volunteers is. He goes on to say "If, now or in the future, this person becomes very angry with your nonprofit organization or with one of its leaders, the volunteer may start destructive rumors, or may go to the media, bringing adverse publicity, decreased donations, and possibly regulators' scrutiny by claiming that your organization violates the wage and hour laws by paying staff members less than the required minimum wage." If this person dies while still working for your nonprofit, his or her surviving dependents may go to court, arguing that — because you paid the deceased from time to time — they should receive the same life insurance benefits you give to the families of "other employees." These are reasons why paying a volunteer is non profitable and can also harm the institution they're working for....   [tags: volunteering, benefits, reward, pay, service]
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Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses - Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses The day was grey and heavy; snow, in great drifts, lined the brick way. The brick and concrete halls loomed in the horizon; the years of the past century seemed to descend upon me as a curtain. Men in bowler hats and women in great dresses seemed more appropriate than my khaki cargo pants or leather jacket. The brick became concrete; and, I walked the path down the hill, past the great elms, and into the Sackett building. Wandering up the stairs, down halls, and finally finding the appropriate room, I entered and greeted the ruckus of the Best Buddies’ organizational meeting....   [tags: Volunteering Best Buddies Essays] 824 words
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis with Community Serving - In a perfect situation the American people would all have the career they want and maintain the expense of the house hold they live in. Due to the economy drop and job losses Americans cannot afford the homes they live in. To help the foreclosure crisis I came up with the idea of community service of the people who are losing their homes. My plan not only will help the foreclosing it will create jobs. Community service will instill a new idea to the Americans who are willing to do what they have to in order to save their homes....   [tags: Foreclosures, volunteering, ] 969 words
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Nurse Practitioner - Personal Narrative - Nurse Practitioner - Personal Narrative Missing Works Cited Recently, I was able to take a trip down to Tijuana, Mexico, where I had the opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage for ten days. While at the orphanage, I was able to help build a sidewalk and a garage for a family who was fleeing domestic violence. During my trip I experienced one of the greatest feelings in my life, which was the complete self-fulfillment and joy in helping another human being. I knew from then on helping people and having the privilege to serve others would be something I would want to do as lifetime career....   [tags: Volunteer Volunteering] 1104 words
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Service Learning And The Homeless Center - On an average night in our community, there are around 9,500 individuals and families without a place to stay, according to the State Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty (2009). Because of this fact, there is a desperate need for shelter and volunteers to serve at these shelters. There are only 1,995 emergency beds, which is not enough to accommodate all of the homeless, and there is an even smaller number of workers willing to volunteer. The Homeless Center offers beds and meals to the homeless, working poor, and unemployed....   [tags: Volunteering, Volunteer]
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Why I Want to Live in Japan and Teach Children - This program involves everything I would want in a career/experience. This program would allow me to take enjoyment in educating children as well as learning and beholding one of the most historically prosperous country. In my own employment experiences, I determine that I am happiest helping for the volunteer programs involving children. I am excited to have a chance to work with children as well as fulfill my love of history, art, and culture. I have spent most of my adult life working in a job that I take very little joy from....   [tags: career, Japan, travel, volunteering, ] 752 words
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Community Service - Community Service I have always been involved in groups that perform community service projects. In fact, I was recently elected to as VP of Public Relations of the Student MOVE group. We are a group of 12 individuals that are the advisory committee for all of the community service organizations on campus, but we organize many alternative activities and events. I even did a service learning project for my Spanish class last semester with Cynthia Wells. I attended the Spanish mass every Sunday, and I was a greeter....   [tags: Volunteering Volunteerism Essays] 1772 words
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Cardboard Citizens Visit Secondary Schools to Share Experiences and Issues - Current statistics show that teenagers from the UK have taken more drugs, drunk more alcohol and smoked more cigarettes than any other country in Europe. Children and young people today are capable of achieving greater things in life and should not feel the need to take a wrong path. Reports show that this mainly comes down to other entertainment being far too expensive and peer pressure being existent. Schools today do not provide parents with enough valuable information on these substances and the dangers, resulting in binge drinking, homelessness and early teenage pregnancies....   [tags: UK, volunteering, young adults, teenagers, experie] 2463 words
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The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service - The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service Some people suggest that everyone between the ages of 18 and 21 should be required to perform one year of community or government service. Such service might include the Peace Corps, Environmental Conservancy Corps, a hospital, the military, a rural or inner-city school, or other community outreach projects. I believe forcing the service of any group of people is a bad idea. In this case, three reasons come to mind as to what makes this idea bad....   [tags: Teenagers Community Service Volunteering Essays] 690 words
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Volunteerism: UP or DOWN in a Down Economy? - Volunteerism: UP or DOWN in a down economy. Research indicates that in previous economic downturns volunteering rates typically decrease. Whether because of, or despite, the economy volunteerism is currently holding steady. A report published by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found that a total of 61.8 million or 26.4% Americans volunteered through a nonprofit organization last year, up .02% from the previous year. Extrapolated, these numbers suggest 824,010 Orange County residents volunteered in one of our community’s nonprofits just last year....   [tags: Community Service] 707 words
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Volunteerism and Community Service in America Today - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). Part I: Volunteerism and Community Service in the United States Research shows that when Americans are "properly asked to serve", they serve, says the Corporation for National and Community Service, on their website dedicated to U.S. volunteerism(Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014). The question, then, is what does "properly asked to serve" consist of....   [tags: Community Service Essays]
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The Importance of Volunteerism - In social science, economists argue that people act in their personal best interest; in contrast, volunteers willingly share their talents and provide services to others with no obligation or any incentive for personal gain. Volunteers have made significant contributions to charitable, educational, and worthwhile causes within a small community to foreign countries with no boundaries. Undeniably, the exchange of thoughts and experiences are extended through the volunteer process. With flexibility in time and summer vacations, university students are a large majority in the volunteer force around the world The involvement in volunteerism and extracurricular activities are not only beneficial to both the individual student and to the society, but are crucial factors to the university experience with evidence from my three years stay at Queen’s University....   [tags: Admission Essay, volunteer, ] 722 words
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Senior Year: The Final Stretch - ... No one wants to live an unhappy life, so a lot of pressure is placed on choosing the correct career. Seniors constantly ponder if they are making the right choice, if they will be able to complete the degree required, as well as how much it will cost them to achieve their dream job. “There is no better way to enable students to determine the feasibility of a certain profession than actually working in that profession.” Leasha Henriksen reports. Internships not only show students how to get the job, but also what to expect....   [tags: school, education, volunteerism, internship]
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The Benefits of Community Service - "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -- Albert Einstein Volunteering personal time to a cause, service, or other person can be very rewarding for various reasons, and in various ways. These reasons can be specific to the volunteer task, whether the person was recruited for the work or if they found it themselves, life stage of the volunteer, or even the motivation behind donating time. Although research has proved that volunteering affects each individual differently, it has also proved that the affects are typically positive....   [tags: Benefits of Volunteer Work]
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Community Service Changed My Life! - "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa I have always enjoyed the feeling that I acquired after doing a good deed or simply helping someone out. However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!. Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfaction that no other activity can bring, and lastly I have learned to spend my time wisely....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 650 words
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Community Service: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer - Thinking of becoming a volunteer. See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind. #10: It's good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It: Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system. #9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 288 words
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How Volunteer Work Has Changed My Life - "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - Confucius      The Christmas in October Program is an annual event I participated in that helps someone who is less fortunate by fixing up their home. It is a two-day event where exterior and interior work is done on a home. The program requires a company to sponsor the project, and volunteers to do the actual work. It is called Christmas in October because it takes place in October, but feels like Christmas because of its memorable effect....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 514 words
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Social Policy Work Experience - Social Policy Work Experience I am currently participating in a project named 'Curtain Call' which is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does however have five members of staff who are not students; they are full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk) Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group of students who wanted to take action and help the community....   [tags: Papers] 2885 words
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Community Service Gives Purpose to My Life - During my last year of high school, I was looking for something productive to do. I didn’t know many people because I had just moved to town and everything was new to me. Searching for opportunities to get involved and make new friends I decided it would be a good idea to make an appointment with my student counselor and discuss what was available for me to do. While speaking with my high school counselor, she asked if I had an interest in performing community service. She then explained the advantages of community service, but I wondered to myself, “what can volunteering teach me and why would I not be paid for doing work?”....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 737 words
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The Benefits of Community Service - In 2010, “over 20 billion hours of volunteer service were reported” in the United States (Hoffman 418). For such an outstanding amount of time, only 26.7% of the population reported volunteer hours (Hoffman 418-9). Philanthropy, a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities, is dependent on the altruistic values of the American society. Philanthropy is a general love for all of humanity that manifests itself in the form of community service....   [tags: Service-Learning Essays]
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Responsibility - Responsibility Actuality College students are plagued by too much time on their hands. The average college stereotype is kids who spend too much money, drink too much booze, and party too hard. While this isn't true of all college students, as many work very hard to get good grades, get degrees, and have a life, it's true of enough of them that the stereotype does prove itself true quite often. This is the problem that Dave Eggers postulates a way of solving in his essay Serve Or Fail. Eggers' idea of making public service volunteering a mandatory part of your college education is brilliant and would no doubt aid in many areas of College student's lives....   [tags: Service and Donation] 1618 words
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Community Service - Images flood my mind as I journey into memories of Juarez, emotions well up in my throat. Instead of sitting at my desk working feverishly on my marking, I am back in the heart of Juarez, Mexico. Sweat dripping off me as I fill hundreds of bags of beans in the sweltering heat for food boxes which will be delivered to the locals. Volunteering my time and efforts to make a difference in someone's life; I never knew that difference was going to be in my life. Volunteering and Community Service are my passion....   [tags: Personal Experiene] 901 words
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Mellsy’s Outline for Research Paper - Mellsy’s Outline for Research Paper Have you ever thought about volunteering your time to a local charity or community organization. There are many different reasons for you to start volunteering your services: To help others, to learn about an activity or organization that interests you, to beat boredom if you find yourself sitting around the house feeling totally bored, volunteering in an activity you enjoy can be a great way to change things, to overcome a loss you have experienced one of the best ways to help yourself in a time of loss is to help others, to gain perspective on life there is no better way to understand your blessings than to help people in need....   [tags: essays papers]
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My Community Service Experience - "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -- Maya Angelou This year, I had the opportunity to give back to the community in many ways. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and the county Science Museum. These volunteering experiences further opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities to serve by volunteering. Helping Hands has helped my family in the past. Several years ago my family was struggling with income and Helping Hands was generous enough to help us pay our electric bill....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning] 509 words
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My Goal of Teaching - To state that my goal is to become a teacher in the primary grades of elementary school is somewhat like writing a one-sentence synopsis of an intricate and wonderful dream. In Webster's Dictionary the word "goal" is defined as: "A point towards which effort or movement is directed; the objective point or terminus that one is striving to reach; the end aimed at." In each of the definitions the aim of the goal is stagnant. My goal of teaching feels much more like a living thing. I would define it more as a journey than a goal....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 547 words
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Working With Special Needs Students Changed My Life - "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa Boom. A toy dashes across the room and slams against the nicely painted wall. A blood curdling scream comes racing through the room and my eyes rush towards a small little body sprawled out on the carpet. The body is tossing and turning about, kicking its arms and legs. While to some this predicament may seem unnerving, to me it is a normal night at OSEP. This past year I was giving the opportunity to volunteer at OSEP, a program for special needs children and their siblings....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 757 words
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Service Learning Should NOT be Mandatory For College Students - Service learning is the name for forcing college students to do volunteer work as part of their college careers. The hope is that this volunteer work will give students a better sense of civic duty, and thus, be a worthy addition to college curriculums. However, this idea relies on the faulty premise that if one is forced to volunteer that one will derive the same benefits as someone who does it out of their own desire to help. Mandatory service learning will not have the desired effect, and should not be forced upon students....   [tags: required student volunteer work]
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Increasing Parental Participation in Lake Worth Middle School - The purpose of this study is to implement a plan to increase parental participation in Lake Worth Middle School. The target is parents of middle grade students in Lake Worth Middle School, who do not participate in the school process and are negatively affecting their children’s success. A comprehensive review of educational literature shows that most researchers agree about the importance of parental involvement to boost academic success (LaBahnn, 1995; Epstein, 1995; Henderson& Berla, 1994). LaBahnn (1995) explained that parental involvement not only benefits the student in question, but it also benefits the teacher, the school and the other students in the classroom....   [tags: Education]
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Gauging Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education - Parent involvement, whether in the form of physically volunteering in the school, fundraising efforts, attending school events, helping students with homework, attending PTA meetings, or other types of involvement, is significantly lacking at St. Clements school and other schools across the nation. Lacking parent involvement deprives young students of opportunities for greater achievement, limits resources and benefits available to parents, teachers, and the school, and reduces cultural continuity (Galper, Feeney, & Seefeldt, 2011)....   [tags: Education, elementary]
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