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The Unforsakable Irony of Mandatory Volunteering - Must one argue that America was built on the values of freedom. If this is true, which history has already proven it is, then why are we stripping the rights of our youth by requiring them to participate in mandatory volunteering. Before one can even begin to answer this they must also ask what is volunteering. In short it is offering to do something “freely”. Schools should not force our students to participate in volunteering, because they are inevitably causing the youth to be rebellious and devaluing the appreciation for true volunteering....   [tags: freedom, volunteering, cognitive evaluation]
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Perspectives on Volunteering to Help Others - Throughout history, volunteering has evolved into a cultural connection; a common characteristic of humans on a local, national, and global level is the desire to help one another. Although this statement is not necessarily true for every individual, most people feel an urgency to assist friends, family members, coworkers, and/or strangers in need or in crisis. Why should we volunteer. Many people donate their time for varying reasons whether it’s fundraising for disaster relief or collecting, preparing, and serving food for a food bank (Moore)....   [tags: social issues, volunteering, civics]
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The Benefits of Volunteering - ... “Networking is an exciting benefit of volunteering and you can never tell who you will meet or what new information you will learn and what impact this could have on your life.” (“World Volunteer Web: Benefits of Volunteering”) Next, a relationship at home can be strengthened by donating time to a better cause. Many families have their lives consumed by technology. Communication is no longer having a face-to-face conversation. “Research has shown that volunteering as a family increases interpersonal communication and the problem-solving abilities of family members.” (S1) Volunteering, in most cases, requires someone to work with others....   [tags: helping the cause and myself, personal reflection] 1533 words
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Volunteering and Leadership - Finding an organization to volunteer with was not difficult at all, especially with the abundance of organizations listed on volunteerwny.org. Browsing through the organizations, I quickly found something I was interested in: the Buffalo Museum of Science. I followed the links until I reached the contact information for the museum. I only had to wait a week before I was contacted requesting that I call the museum with details on when I would like to volunteer. It was only after getting the date and time arranged that I realized that the museum was not in the nearby area and I would have to work out transportation....   [tags: Buffalo Museum of Science] 1714 words
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Volunteering: Giving Back to the Community - Many college students will find themselves asking, “How am I to pay for school?” and it often seems to go unanswered. In recent years, many programs have developed to offer students a solution to that problem. The solution is volunteering. Whether you have a specific interest such as disease control, developing communities, medicine, or simply to just volunteer your time, these programs offer a versatility that is unparalleled. These programs take recently graduated or current students and help them to optimize their skills in a setting in which they can grow from, all while paying off their student loans....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]
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Volunteering Is Important in the Public Services - Explain why volunteering is important in the public services volunteering is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. In this report i will talk about the different types of volunteering in the: • public sector • private sector • third sector volunteering is important in the public sector because it helps the public services save money other than the military as the military reservists get paid but it is still voluntary. I got all my information from the websites which are for the organisation....   [tags: motivation, being part of a community] 1999 words
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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering - ... B. Main Point: If we all agreed to volunteer at least once a month to help out those in need, we could alleviate many of the problems. Internal Preview: There are many ways to get involved in the volunteer community. 1. Supporting Material: According to a local food pantry, it is always in need of more canned goods and other non-perishable items. a. One step could be for us to create a continuous food drive in the residential halls here at UWEC and encourage students to donate a few cans of food each week....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 1114 words
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High School Students and Volunteering - ... Personal Interview). Jay Dutcher, an Alpena High Senior, tells us that volunteering has taught me a lot, especially that hard work and giving time is more valuable than making money (Dutcher, Jay. Personal Interview). This is true especially because in our community there are many aspects of volunteering that we can do without making money, where we can work hard and show our true character as young adults. People who volunteer show acts of unselfishness everyday and willingness to provide a sense of companionship to make someone feel better, who may just not have it as well as you do....   [tags: alpina high, sports] 1525 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: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Volunteering at The Elder's Chapel - Avery Heights is a community nursing home in a park like setting in the town of Hartford. I have been a volunteer worker for two years and almost every day I visit this magnificent place. My attendance began when I was a high school student looking to complete community service work mandatory for every high school student. Ever since the first visit, I have thoroughly enjoyed assisting residents living at Avery Heights throughout my high school experience and beyond. Whether spending time with dementia and Alzheimer’s patient or enjoying the twist and turns of the puzzle solving and Friday Bingo games with the healthy residents, I developed a sense of compassion, love, and gratitude toward t...   [tags: benefits of charity work]
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Why Volunteering Important? - ... I saw joining Student Council as an opportunity for me to increase my social skills and to meet new people. In our first volunteering activity, we went to the Garland Nursing Home. The main goal of the trip was to provide the senior citizens some company, as they are all by themselves and they feel lonely at the nursing home. I came 30 minutes early to the nursing home and I immediately started to have a conversation with a senior citizen whose name was Linda. At first, Linda kept on talking and I was too shy to reply, so I would just reply with one word answers....   [tags: community impact, benefits] 763 words
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What Volunteering Can Teach You - Volunteering enables an individual to make a positive impact on his or her community, while empowering the individual to better his or her life. This summer, I had the opportunity to volunteer at many diverse locations. From the hospital to the local library, I truly value my experience and treasure everything it has thought me. Volunteering lets us experience and learn things that we otherwise would not have learned; volunteering opens doors for us that we may not have been able to open before....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 950 words
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Volunteering at El Camino Homeless Organization - ... I knew that cutting to the front of the line was not fair especially to those who had waited for some time. Riley and I decided that the best choice to make was to head to back of the line and wait like everyone else. Our decision to move to the back of line had more to do than simply because it was the fair thing to do. By cutting to the front of the line we would be demonstrating that we were superior to them or that we were on a different level simply because we had that ability to cut to the front without anyone telling us it was wrong....   [tags: personal reflections] 1525 words
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Community Service: 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: Contribution to My Community] 418 words
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Volunteering: Contribution to the Community - "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 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 2157 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 646 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 1277 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 439 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 o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1309 words
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Should High School Students be Required to do Community Service? - Should High School Students be required to do Community Service. Communities are places where people whom share similar characteristics, live together. People generally live in communities as a tendency to socialize with other people and satisfy needs such as food and shelter. The magnitude of needs within a small group is quenched within a family or extending to a nearby neighbor. Many people in a community have more needs and to solve those needs there are specific departments such as a police department that serve peoples’ best interests....   [tags: Service, Volunteering] 631 words
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Personal Essay: On the Path to Studying Medicine - I was in the middle of traffic. It was 7:24 a.m. and I had to be in class in six minutes. After studying a significant amount of time, nerves were eating me alive because this exam would mark a stage in my life. My mind kept running, going over and over everything I had studied, thinking about physics, biology, and my worst nightmare; organic chemistry. Five minutes had gone by and I was almost at the location where my future would be defined. My vehicle was parked and my anxiety would not go away....   [tags: Volunteering, Illness] 740 words
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FeelGood Research Report and Service Project - Mission FeelGood is an organization founded with a purpose that is simple, yet effective: “End world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time.” It operates under five principles: entrepreneurship, partnership, passion, innovation, and sustainability (FeelGood Deli Handbook). FeelGood makes grilled cheese sandwiches for donations while simultaneously spreading awareness through social interactions (Little). The expression used for a person trying to determine an amount to donate is, “whatever makes you FeelGood.” This expression is how the organization was named....   [tags: Volunteering Experience]
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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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My Lifetime Goals for Love Revolution - ... Through music, a connection can be established and through playing or listening, emotions can be released. By playing for others or by encouraging others to play themselves, I am able to awaken the spirits within them; a passion is renewed or found and a new reason to go on is discovered. In music, many people find refuge and security, comfort and release. By sharing my passion with others, I hope to ignite a passion within them as well — something then that they can share. Like lighting the match that gets tossed into the fireplace, I wish to start a chain reaction of helping people find their passions in life by sharing with them my passion....   [tags: experience, music, volunteering, happiness] 947 words
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Entry Essay for National Honor Society Inuction - People say high school is supposed to be the golden years of your life. I don’t know what else in life is to come; however, my philosophy is to live in the moment and make the life you’re living in the present worthwhile into the future, not only for you but for those who surround you. I live my life participating in our community and getting involved in our school. The activities, and the people I’ve formed relationships with, are what have formed me into the person I have become today. The person I am today is not perfect, but I have learned from the mistakes I’ve made....   [tags: Volunteering, High School] 774 words
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Cause and Effect: The Connect2 Complete Program - ... People love to feel good about themselves for completing little task or helping someone. Going to the Sparrow’s Nest made me feel good, seeing how happy the workers were when we were done. Being told by the employees that you did a good job, for what most people would look at and say I’m not doing, reinforces how great of an accomplishment you truly did. On our way out they had these huge smiles on their faces and thanking us over and over again really showed how bad they wanted our help. When we went to the Maumee Bay Habitat for Humanity, seeing how grateful Don was gave me a feeling as if I actual made a difference....   [tags: mentos, volunteering, class, learn] 616 words
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Doing Good for Others - ... Volunteering not only helps create and strengthens friendships, it also is good for your mind and body (Volunteering and). Volunteering can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life gratification. Doing good for others and the community creates an impression of accomplishment, which makes you feel good about yourself, which then boosts your self-assurance. According to (Volunteering and): When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine....   [tags: volunteering, donating time]
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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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Volunteering at the Dover Children's Museum - For my experiential learning project I volunteered at the Dover Children’s Museum. The second Sunday of every month they have a program called ‘Exploring Our Way’. Between the hours of ten and twelve they open up the museum exclusively for children with autism and their families. During our orientation with Paula, who is the leader of this program, we were given information about children with autism; similar to the general information we received in class. In addition to that we told about the adaptations the museum does at this time to make it a more comfortable places for the children with autism....   [tags: my experiential learning project] 1532 words
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Volunteers Should Not Be Rewarded - Nowadays you can volunteer in different type of places. There are a lot of various organizations that need volunteers. What you can do to help these organizations are help clean parks, go to a foreign country to help from a natural disaster, etc. These are just some of the things you can do at these institutions. When volunteering the question is asked if people who volunteer should receive benefits or a reward for offering their service. I believe they shouldn't because if you’re receiving a benefit it becomes like a part-time job it takes the point of volunteering out of the equation....   [tags: volunteering, benefits, reward, pay, service]
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The Gap Year - The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future. Making plans for college. A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates. They see it as a way to relax and mentally prepare themselves for the future....   [tags: beginning college, working, volunteering]
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Personal Experience: Volunteering at Victim Support - ... I sometimes distribute victims to supporters and arrange times, dates and locations for meetings. Lastly, I perform safety checks for home visits so that VS volunteers, minimizing risk for them. Working with vulnerable adults in person, I was able to practice the skills I learned in my Middlesex undergraduate course. Though we had been told that supervision was important to counsellors, I thought it was exclusively for the benefit of the client. The distress expressed by people whose dead mother's ring was stolen, or were terrified to leave their homes after a violent assault was harder for me to hear than I had expected....   [tags: burglary, sexual assault, domestic violence] 2234 words
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Speech on Volunteering - As Henry the 8th said to one of his wives, "I won't keep you long". Good evening, members and guests. 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 979 words
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Free Essays - 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. This is a great program that offers students an alternative to getting into trouble and being alone during the Summer....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1507 words
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Volunteering at the Colorado State Fair Lost Child Center - ... This year my squadron became a venturing crew too, (Venturing is a branch of Boy Scouts) because this year we decided to perform the Lost Child Center as a Venturing crew, and therefore is counted as community service. The role of the Lost Child Center is to help locate lost children when their parents contact; however, more often than not, we are finding the parents whose children contacted us. Wearing orange shirts, blue jeans, and tennis shoes, we walked the State Fair, searching for lost children and parents, while keeping an eye out for intoxicated persons and gang activity....   [tags: community service for my AAA class] 540 words
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Community Volunteering - Over the years I have been very involved in my community and school. Being a part of something helps to define who you are as a person and the principles and values you hold as important. A personal experience that helps to show my talents and skills can be illustrated by my trip to Italy last April with the MHS Language Department. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the United States and Canada with my family so traveling abroad to Italy seemed like a natural adventure....   [tags: traveling to Italy] 454 words
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Children in Need of Back to School Supplies - ... Many of the reasons for poverty and its affects are vast and complicated issues that many people are working on finding solutions. Although the task of solving poverty may seem overwhelming, there are simple things that anyone can do to help low-income and poor children have some of the same opportunities as everyone else when they are at school. Buying school supplies, clothing, and electronics for underprivileged kids is a much-needed and relatively easy way to make a difference in the life of a child....   [tags: Poverty, Volunteering] 1430 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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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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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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Male and Female College Students in The End of Men by Hanna Rosin - Defining today’s college student is no easy task, as today’s college student is many things and many different types of people. You’ve probably heard the phrase “typical college student,” but does anyone really know who the typical college student is. I’m sure you are picturing a young twenty-year-old hanging out on a big, beautiful campus with a large grassy area and lots of students bustling around; a scene fit for a movie. Let’s face it though, college isn’t exactly like it’s portrayed in the movies....   [tags: past generations, volunteering oportunities]
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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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Immanuel Kant and The Hypothetical Imperatives - ... My action was moral, and respects the dignity of another being, but my motive was somewhat selfish. I think I passed Kant's test by respecting another being, by treating others the way I want to be treated, and the motive for which I took on this responsibility. Growing up with an alcoholic father was never easy. Although he was a functioning alcoholic, that didn't make things easier, it just meant he was an embarrassing drunk on the weekends, and went to work during the week and put on a show for his coworkers....   [tags: personal experience, volunteering] 1148 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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What Makes a Hero? - Hero what is the true distinction of the word. Society believes today that if someone who has a big wallet, the natural pizazz and the world following and a few humanitarian acts. Though there are many different definitions to the word let's focus on the definition of the word A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. To become a hero you have to do something that catches someone's eye or attention this does not have to be anything big because a hero can be one who accomplishes even the smallest act or achievement....   [tags: Admiration, Volunteering, Recognition] 1699 words
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Nurse Practitioner - Personal Narrative - 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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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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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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Volunteerism is Increasing - 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: Contribution to My Community Service] 707 words
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Report on Volunteerism at Penn State University - Introduction: Society needs volunteers to help daily life run smoothly. The altruistic idea of donating one’s time for the greater good of the community creates a sense of hope for future generations, a concept that some say remains uncommon today especially with the unemployment rate and negativity thrown at us by the media. Most people assume that one volunteers after they find their niche in society, have a stable life, and volunteer to keep themselves occupied; though realistically, the community needs younger volunteers just as much as older ones for their enthusiasm, able bodies, and higher energy levels....   [tags: altruism, donating time]
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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: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Taking a Look at Transformational Leadership - ... Integrated regulated volunteers incorporate these identified values with other aspects of the self (Deci&Ryan,2000). Such autonomously motivated volunteers report greater work satisfaction (Millette&Gagné,2008) and superior work effort (Bidee2013) than controlled motivated volunteers. Controlled motivation is linked with apathy, inferior work performance, reduced creativity, drug and alcohol abuse and poor psychological well being (Deci2001). Externally regulated individuals volunteer wholly based on external contingencies such as outside pressures, to avoid undesired consequences or to attain desirable ones (Deci&Ryan2000)....   [tags: volunteerism, self-determination theory] 2872 words
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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...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 722 words
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Senior Year: The Final Stretch - Senior year is often thought of as the bridge to the unknown. It is an ample wasteland full of confusion and endless paperwork, and stress for most students (Dreis, Rehage). With all this dysfunction, often times schools forget that senior year is an essential link between child hood and the major responsibility of the future. A typical senior schedule is packed with electives with only a few minor core classes allowing students to slack through their last year no problem. This, however, does not prepare students for life....   [tags: school, education, volunteerism, internship]
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Community Service Project Report: Voluteering in Engaging Lation Communities for Education (ENLACE) Miami - Giving back to society is a common goal most people target, but not many complete. During the summer of 2013, it was a pleasure to do just that, and give back to the most important members of our community, the children. From June 17, 2013 to July 26, 2013 I committed myself as a volunteer of ENLACE Miami (Engaging Latino Communities for Education), which is a collaborative, community wide partnership for education taking place at Florida International University and sponsored by the Children’s Trust....   [tags: commitment, program, education] 531 words
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Outreach Coordinator for Christ UMC - ... After retirement, she most likely will continue to support individuals or organizations in the community and participate in service projects. Because of her impending retirement, she does not see herself furthering education either. Christ UMC does offer opportunities for their staff to have professional development and life-long learning workshops. At such programs, people have the unique chance to learn from others who are in the same or similar profession. Jeanna-Mar obtained her bachelors and masters in social work while in college....   [tags: volunteerism and willingness to serve] 894 words
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Finding Time to Volunteer - ... In time you will build a solid support system which in turn will protect you against stress and depression through challenging times. Volunteering is good for your health at any age. Some studies have shown that volunteering helps lower mortality rate than those who don’t. Volunteering can even lessen the symptoms of chronic pain and heart disease through exercise and communication. Volunteering can lead to something that is called the “happiness effect.” This is because helping others brings forth happiness....   [tags: community service]
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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-satisfacti...   [tags: Community Service Essays] 650 words
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Contemporary Special Interest Tourism - Definition of Volunteer Tourism “Volunteer tourism” applies to those who, for various reasons, volunteer in an organized way to undertake holiday that might involve the aiding or alleviating the material poverty of some group in society, the restoration of certain environments, or research into aspects of society or environment.(Wearing, 2001) Introduction to Volunteer Tourism Volunteer tourism is a combination of travelling and volunteering. The motivation for volunteer tourism is people wanting to help others, make a difference to other peoples’ lives....   [tags: Volunteer Tourism]
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Youth Volunteer Scholarship Essay - Volunteering is truly an amazing experience that I recommend each individual to do in their life during their spare time because it could benefit you with developing new skills and help others in their life. So far in my high school career, I have volunteered for many different organizations and some of those organizations helped other people. I have enjoyed volunteering very much and the ones that have changed my life and helped me become the person who I am right now are volunteering at the Longmont Public Library, St.vrain Habitat for Humanity, and packing food for homeless people at my church....   [tags: skills, help, others, activity] 577 words
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Building Effective Service Learning Programs in Local Communities - Kids these days have a bad rap. Adults who don’t regularly interact with high school students may only see the negative side of the adolescents in their community. In fact, “sixty-one percent of American adults are convinced that today’s youth face a crisis in their values and morals, look at teenagers with misgiving and view them as undisciplined, disrespectful, and unfriendly” (Latham, 2003). One way to help change the attitudes of adults and also encourage youth personal development is service learning programs in local communities....   [tags: community service,youth development,diversity]
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Need a Year Off Before College? - Has high school made you tired of school. Has high school worn you out to where you think college is going to be overwhelming. Do you need a break. A gap year just might be the right answer for you. A gap year is a break the can last anywhere between two months or two years and is taken between high school or in college(American Gap Association). A gap year right after high school may not sound like a good idea at first, but many people are thinking differently lately. Gap years are not as common in American as they are across seas....   [tags: High School, College Education, Tuition]
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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: Contribution to My Community Service] 288 words
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Community Service Helps Everyone - All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]
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I Want My College Degree Despite My Problem with ADD - ... These strategies, and many others, help me surpass expectations. Finally, I accomplished some of my goals. I received Dean's List honors all four years during high school. In addition to academics, I use my study habits to partake in extracurricular activities. The position as the Editor-in-Chief for my school's yearbook required me to manage my time and manage it well. As a student with A.D.D., it is not easy to earn academic achievement and be involved in extracurricular activities, but with diligence anything is possible....   [tags: statement of purpose] 645 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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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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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 acti...   [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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A Community Service Experience - In April, I uprooted from my family and friends in Ohio, and took a job in Texas; where I didn’t know one single person. Once I was settled in at my new job I began my hunt for a place to volunteer. Volunteering had been a part of my life for as long as I could remember; therefore finding a new organization to volunteer with was important to me. It would not only provide me with the opportunity to meet people, but to fill some of my down time, now that I was in a new place. Volunteering isn’t as bad as some think, it provides you the opportunity to do things you enjoy, meet new people, possibly change your life, and give back to the community....   [tags: networking, volunteer] 971 words
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Personal Narrative: The St.Judes Ranch Prom - ... It’s something people don’t easily forget. We knew that some of the children there would be unable to participate in such an event because of their situation. Fortunately the Youth Council was able to bring the Prom to them. I was able to meet many of the kids participating and it was a very rewarding encounter. They were elated that someone was doing so much to make them happy. It was evident how much work had been put into organizing the event. Every child from St.Jude’s Ranch was able to pick out a gown and suit to wear....   [tags: experience, appreciation] 546 words
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An Application to Penn State - Penn as an institution is powerfully driven by a nonpareil dedication to medical research. As a firm believer of a well rounded education, I feel pragmatism, community service, and research should accompany an education, and Penn I perceive follows the initiative through wholly. I am awed by the variety of research opportunities that Penn offers to it's undergraduates through CURF Upon extensive research, I found projects that completely fit my discipline. They are conducted by Ms. Yuchi Han and Dr....   [tags: research, cardiovascular, education] 587 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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