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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 Nepal Volunteers Council - ... To everyone’s disappointment, the president insisted that it was not a proper time to disclose the finance. A volunteer left NVC on the first day she arrived Nepal after having a quarrel with the president on this issue. Later on, we were informed by the former volunteers that the funding of NVC was not solely, not even mainly, from the international volunteers. In fact, there was a board behind that provides a larger amount of funding for NVC. It turned out that the funding from international volunteers did not count as much as we expected....   [tags: non profit organizations] 1290 words
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The Impact of Community Service in the United States - ... By volunteering, one is able to discover something they are really good at and may be able to develop a new skill. Volunteers express an awareness of accomplishment and motivation, which is spawned from one’s desire and eagerness to help. By volunteering one will acquire real life experience, whether it is building a house or raising money for a charity. Most importantly volunteering brings together people of diverse backgrounds. It is a great way to develop interpersonal skills and networking opportunities....   [tags: Volunteers, Time, Organizations] 1473 words
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Filling Ministry Positions: Recruiting or Cultivating? - Recruiting or Cultivating. “She just quit, what do we do now?” In First Church, options for volunteers were limited in filling ministry positions. Sunday School teachers or Children’s ministry staff were hard to come by. When a position was vacated, it typically created a crisis. The next step was predictable: scouring the list of potential replacements, approaching these people to see which one could be convinced to fill the position, and breathing easy until the cycle was once again repeated....   [tags: community church, volunteers, training]
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The Success and Influence of the Hershey/ Mars Company - ... The Hershey Company is following McDonald’s and Coca-Cola by being world-wide. (Amy Brantley) The Hershey Company created the Hershey School for Children (Project Fellowship). This program was created to help build friendships through the workers and the children. This program builds on top of them building houses for children living with tough lives. Right now, 65 student homes have been adopted. There are over 1,000 volunteers in the Hershey School for Children. They also have project fellow groups that participate in activities like, bowling, pottery painting, and paintballing....   [tags: chocolate, school, volunteers ] 747 words
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AAM ADMI Party: A Revolution in the Politics of India - ... Arvind Kejriwal is from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). Being from a technical background himself, I think it’s quite natural that technology is being used in AAP. Many of our volunteers are also from technical backgrounds. 4) Throw some light on selection of the candidates. What MLA’s do isn’t rocket science. The process of candidate selection here was looking for decent managers. The process was fairly simple and we selected the candidates who stood out best in managing skills. People who would bring the society from bottom to up not take it from top to down....   [tags: interview with party volunteers] 1283 words
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The Stanford Prison Experiment: Phillip Zimbardo - ... The prisoners were to remain anonymous and only referred to themselves and others by their ID number. As a substitute for shaving their heads, the prisoners were forced to wear a stocking cap. The act of shaving a prisoner’s head is to remove as much individuality as possible. As for the guards, they were not trained on how to act and they were told that within limits, they were allowed to do what they thought was necessary to keep order in the prison and command respect from the prisoners. The guards made up rules and the warden, an undergraduate student attending Stanford, enforced them....   [tags: volunteers, degradation, prison] 1096 words
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Sport and Development: The Special Olympics - The tour is open to student enrolled in the Diploma of Sport and Development. This project gives the student the opportunity to stay and volunteer in the USA for two weeks. Giving them opportunity to understand and learn from the sport industry in the USA. From the 25 July to the 2 August 2015, Los Angeles, California will be hosting The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. This event will cater for 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing over 170 countries, utilising 30,000 volunteers....   [tags: volunteers, skills, qualifications] 1551 words
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Applying Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Enactus International - 1. INTRODUCTION This teaching note will serve as complementary analysis of the case developed about Enactus Tilburg University, the branch of Enactus International operating in Tilburg area. Enactus International is an NGO with the main purpose of "enable progress through entrepreneurial actions" (Enactus.org), the organization was founded in 1975 in the United States with the name of SIFE (Students in free enterprise). The operating model adopted since the beginning is based on student volunteers from all around the world, every group, as long as part of an educational institution and formed at least by 4 people can become part of Enactus with a sort of franchising model (excluding obvious...   [tags: NGO, environment, volunteers]
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How My Ambition as a Child Changed - ... This event gave had created a nagging sensation in my head, an idea … My thirst for and curiosity about studying Communications has increased as I thought more about it … I had begun to wonder if this was what I was meant for after all. Nevertheless an idea always tends to be progressive ... the more I thought about it, the more I realized this was what I always wanted to do. The world of mass media and communication was now my dream. And in order to reinforce this idea of mine my school had appointed me, in order to help them with their annual day celebrations....   [tags: volunteers, communication, corporate] 547 words
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Road Runner Food Bank Fights Hunger in New Mexico - ... From there he discovered the national organization, America's Second Harvest, known today as, Feeding America. Road Runner was the fortieth member to join in this world organization. There are many stories about the Reverend accumulating tons of corn on the cob and then distributing it to the hungry. The corn on the cob is the symbol used on the Road Runner Food Bank logo. One challenge he faced was finding transportation to get the food to New Mexico. The Reverend often used his own money to pay for local trucking that helped transport the food until he eventually found sponsors and expanded his program....   [tags: warehouse, volunteers, impoverished] 1995 words
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The Impact of the New York Road Runners - The New York Road Runners is a non-profit organization based in New York City. It was originally founded in 1958 in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx as a running club with about 40 members who were led by African American Olympian Ted Corbitt. This new club opened its ranks to all: men, women, Whites, Blacks, fast and slow. Growth was a gradual process, by 1970 there were about 250 members and that was the first year of the New York City Marathon in Central Park. As time would pass the NYRR would increase in members and always spread its mission statement among new and old members alike....   [tags: marathon, youth, volunteers]
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Health Care System Response to Large Disasters - ... However, with no disaster plan set in place within organizations, it was difficult and frustrating for many to connect with a system or agency that could promptly take advantage of their skills they had to offer (Merchant, Leigh & Lurie, 2010). "Spontaneous volunteerism can overwhelm a response system and, unless coordinated, can make things worse instead of better" (Merchant, Leigh & Lurie, 2010). Another article which discussed the devastating flood of September 2008 in India also takes the same stance in regards to this issue....   [tags: earthquakes, volunteers, nursing] 1223 words
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Field Experience Working with Erin Stewart - During the several weeks I volunteered my time as an intern for the campaign of presently elected mayor Erin Stewart, I was not only thrilled to shadow her throughout various political fundraisers, I was indeed excited to help with so many forms of community outreach as well. As I conducted my work, making a plethora of phone calls and delivering campaign signs, I was able to learn many of the assumptions people had about my candidate. Usually, once a conversation would begin and I was beleaguered with questions regarding Stewart, I ended up having to explain in loquacious discourse as to why Stewart, if elected, was the panacea for New Britain’s financial woes....   [tags: election, volunteers, politician] 526 words
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How Muharraq Co-operative Society Develops Communities - ... 1.5 SERVICES OFFERED 1) The sale of consumer products it's better because the price suppose to be cheaper than other places. 2) A petrol station in Muharraq in which the members and non-members can use. 3) Rented shops that are important to the citizens like supermarket , fruit shop , barber , bakery ,tailor , fish shop and laundry . 1.6 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Muharraq consumer co-operative society organizational structure is 1.7 FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICERS Mahmoud Mohamed seyadi Chairman of the Board -Responsible for the General Assembly and Board of Directors....   [tags: volunteers, nonprofit, benefits] 1747 words
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Spyware and Online Volunteers - Breaking, Entering Your PC Spyware, the newest and nastiest online plague, can paralyze or commandeer a computer. Help is hard to find, but it's out there. Photos Spycatcher (Richard Hartog / LAT) Related Stories Tech Woes. Firms Have Your Geek November 26, 2004 On The Web Aumha Lavasoft (AdAware freeware) Spybot HijackThis Times Headlines 3 Studios to Release Films in HD-DVD Sony to Pay Ampex to Settle Patent Case Intelsat Satellite Failure Could Threaten Sale Independent Course Taken by Netflix Travel at Web Speed more > ND IG COMPUTER SOFTWARE THE NATION SPYWARE SPYWARE COMPUTER SOFTWARE COMPUTER CRIME COMPUTER CRIME...   [tags: online plague] 2735 words
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Funding for Non-Profit Organizations - ... Others spend money trying to attain the thresholds set by the promising funders. This is the general scenario in voluntary organizations but the small organizations are affected the most by financial problems. Small NPOs often compete with large organizations for funding. This worsens their financial problems even further due to the belief by potential funders that big is better. Funders find it hard to put their financial resources in the small organizations due to fear of mismanagement and reporting on the usage of funds....   [tags: Volunteers, Funds, Programs] 549 words
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Evolution of Presidential Elections - Presidential elections are one of the most publicized and expensive events in America today. Candidates, donors, and volunteers all work countless hours and funnel endless amounts of funds into presidential elections. From the first contested election of John Adams in 1796 to present day, these elections have evolved on a couple of different planes, especially the candidate’s relationship with donors and funding and their campaigning strategies. The increase of technology in America, especially throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, relates directly to campaign donations and spending for the use of modernized campaigning strategies....   [tags: candidates, donors, and volunteers]
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The American Civil War - ... In areas where the farms were small and people had never owned many slaves to begin with, enthusiasm for the war burned out quickly, and wives bothered their husbands to come home and help feed their families because it was too hard. When the men wanted to, they camped out in the woods while the women supplied them with food and blankets. Some women physically attacked Confederate officers who were trying to reclaim their male relatives. "The women are as bad as the men down here,” complained a militia officer in North Carolina....   [tags: women, nursing, volunteers] 896 words
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Successful Practices in Volunteer Development - This essay describes successful practices in volunteer development to help organizations make the best use of their volunteers. In the United States, 44 percent of adults (83.9 million people) volunteer, representing the equivalent of over 9 million full-time employees at a value of $239 billion (Independent Sector 2002). In many organizations, the work of volunteers plays an essential role in effective organizational performance, and thus their training and development are as important as that of paid staff....   [tags: Managing a Volunteer Organitzation]
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10 Things Rookie Firefighters Should Know and Why - So you are a new recruit/rookie/probies. Well then congrats on your achievement of completing the fire academy training. Remember everyone was once in your shoes. When you are hired on to a department. The people of that department, you could be serving with for maybe 10 or more years. To help prepare you for your career in the fire service here is ten thing you must know. Number one, respect the job. Firefighting is the most respected career and volunteer area in the United State of America. For those men and women who wear the bunker gear a lot people wish they could be us, for whatever reason that is....   [tags: Training, Volunteers, Service] 738 words
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Compassionate Happiness and Service - ... Is it an evolutionary trait. Animals in nature have been seen doing compelling acts of kindness for each other with no eminence of their own. Natural compassion in humans has been widely debated, however even infants engage in helpful behavior. And when faced with a tough situation, the first impulse of most adults is to help others (Miller, D., 1999). PhD Emma Seppala (2012), Psychology Today writer, noted that compassion shifts our “self-focus”. Self-focus is ones preoccupation with themselves, somewhat of a “me, myself, and I” complex....   [tags: service volunteers, service projects]
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Analysis Plan Summary - Introduction In this paper we will start to pull things together by presenting a analysis plan and many other topics pivotal to understanding the data we collected. We will build some dummy tables, interpret and present different variables. Analysis Plan Summary To start the analysis plan this writer plans to start with a pre-analysis plan to ensure they are ready to take on the task. Below is the checklist presented by David McKenzie (2012) that this writer will follow. 1. Description of the sample to be used in the study: In this writers situation the sample is area residents that dropped out of school who are between the ages of 16-25....   [tags: key data sources, volunteers, surveys]
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Analysis of Income Inequality and Policy Representation in the American States by Patrick Flavin - In his article “Income Inequality and Policy Representation in the American States,” Patrick Flavin examined differential policy representation based on citizens’ household incomes. Political Scientists and other scholars have compiled strong empirical evidence over the past 50 years proving that government policies tend to correspond to the aggregated political opinions of the public at both the national and state levels. Flavin hypothesized that some citizens tend to have their political opinions better represented than others, and thus America should be considered an “unequal democracy.” Flavin believed that citizens with low incomes have been underrepresented by the policy decisions made...   [tags: policy, decision, voting, volunteers] 680 words
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Women in the Revolutionary War and The Civil War - “The story of the war will never be fully or fairly written if the Achievements of women in it are untold” Frank Moore Women of the War, 1867 When we hear the names, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington, we can immediately identify these men as noble leaders and celebrated heroes who made extraordinary contributions during the fragile infancy of our country. These men and many others unselfishly risked their lives to fight for a united nation in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars....   [tags: Volunteers, Roles, Heroic] 1435 words
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Religious Behaviors, College Students, and Depression - The first article was, Behavioral Activation of Religious Behaviors (BARB): Randomized Trial With Depressed College Students by Maria E. A. Armento, James K. McNulty, and Derek R. Hopko. It was retrieved from Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 2012 Volume 4 Number 3, 206-222. This study had the subject areas of behavioral activation, religion, depression, spiritualty, college students, and anxiety. They hypothesis of this study was to find whether increased religious behavior would decrease depression in students....   [tags: religious behavior, volunteers, therapy]
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Taking a Look at Volunteer Management - ... Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013) reported that roughly 62.6 million people volunteer for one or more organizations in the U.S., and they provide volunteer labor on an average 50 hours annually. Organizations for which volunteers worked the most are religious organizations (33 %) followed by educational or youth services (25.6%) and social service organizations (14.7%). Demographic data for volunteers along race and ethnicity revealed that Whites volunteered at a rate of 27%, Black or African American (18.5%), Asian (19%), and Hispanic or Latino (15.5 %)....   [tags: human resource management] 2184 words
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The International Volunteer in Urology - ... They have a wide array of programs that gives a better understanding of urology. The IVU pediatric program aims to prevent reproductive and urinary tract malformations in children around the world. Also the IVU women health program aims to stop esico vaginal fistula (VVF). VVF is a devastating condition that plagues over two women worldwide. The international volunteer in urology is a very vital organization. They are the leading urological care organization in the world with 21 surgical workshops in developing countries around the world....   [tags: medicine, urinary tract, surgical care] 694 words
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Stimulating Patriotism and Promoting Economic Prosperity during World War I - ... The Women’s Army Corps was the first time women were given a full military rank. Women pilots also came about, these women were in an organization called Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). The WASP was not easy to be accepted into and only a limited number of women who applied were accepted. There was also a plentiful amount of women who had volunteered to go overseas to be army nurses. These women were in the Army Nurse Corps. The Army Nurse Corps only took women who ranged from ages of 22-30, and they also had to be unmarried....   [tags: women's role, army nursing, volunteers] 762 words
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Ecotourism vs Volunteer Tourism - ... Nevertheless, according to Novelli (2005), voluntourism offers a variety of projects for all ages and social groups. Indeed, as reported by Novelli (2005), alongside the projects for young customers there exists a variety of programs necessitating different levels of competence aimed to families, 31-54 and over 55 years old (Baby Boomers). The social classes of these travellers, according to Suhud (2013), are similar to those of eco-tourists: ABC, with a majority of the travellers belonging to groups B and C (fig....   [tags: travelers, compromise, ecosystems]
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Finding Time to Volunteer - Many people find it hard to make time to volunteer. Even so there are benefits of volunteering that can relate to you exponitaly. They can benefit many people besides you like your family, community, and strangers in need. If you make that connection to help others you can find new friends, reach out to the community around you, learn new skills, and even help you advance in your career. One main benefit of volunteering is how it connects you to others. The actions you do have an impact on your community....   [tags: community service]
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My Hospice Volunteer Experience - My first encounter with hospice was on the receiving end and I remember asking the hospice nurse that first day, “How can you do this every day?” I will never forget her answer, “Hospice is not about dying, it’s about affirming life, helping people live their last days to the fullest.” During the next several months, I began to understand how true her words were. Today, as a volunteer, those words echo in my mind each time I’m about to meet a new patient. I was so excited to get my first assignment; I had taken all the volunteer classes, listened to countless stories from other volunteers....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1039 words
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Professional Provider vs. Volunteer Provider - The hippie movement of the late 1960s provided mainstream society with quite a scare. Many individuals in positions related to health care foresaw the negative outcomes large groups of people with low levels hygiene, carefree attitudes, and high rates of drug use would have when they congregated in one place. With an influx of hippies, many cities decided to set up free clinics, two of which are well documented; one in an article from the Journal of American Medical Association written by Harry Wilmer and the other an article from the Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine written by Charles Smiley....   [tags: Hippie Movement, Lifestyles] 1002 words
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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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My Work as a Volunteer Nurse - My community service work at County Hospital is to care for the rudimentary needs of each patient. My goals are to provide inspiration during the healing process, teach kindness and compassion, and discover my own abilities for empathy. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I'll try again to tomorrow (Mary Anne Radmacher)." My hope as a volunteer is to help each patient find that voice, find that courage to go forward. It is easier for patients find that voice when they know that somebody cares....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 725 words
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My Volunteer Work With the Boys and Girls Club - I began by tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) and eventually became a teacher at the boys and girls club. The focus of my continued volunteer work was to enrich the children’s after school experience whether they needed help with homework or busy work. During my volunteer work the issue that stuck out in my mid continuously was social class or classism. The BGC emphasizes many different issues and points such as “creating aspirations for the future,” “Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs and also to develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision...   [tags: College Admission Essay]
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You Should Volunteer to Tutor - The need for tutors is overwhelming. Tutors help fill the gap between the teachers and the students. With so many students in each classroom, the teacher can't give each student the one-on-one attention that some students need. This is where tutors come in to play. Tutors have been a key instrument ineducation since as far back as the 1500's (Gordon 9). Tutoring is almost as old as educating children. Tutoring younger students is also still going strong in the twentieth century. Today it is more~important than ever due to the increase in students and low budgets that some schools have....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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Why I Volunteer -      Volunteering is something you do not for the money, but for self-satisfaction that you helped someone else. Any time someone helps another without being asked they are volunteering. Many people volunteer but inside they really wish they were out having fun, but I volunteer for the look on the child’s face when he/she learns something new.      There are many different groups to volunteer with. One major group is the AmeriCorps. Each year, AmeriCorps has more than 40,000 members serve with programs in every state nation wide....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 720 words
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Customer Service and Voluntears Program by the Disney Company - ... A few members of Disney’s Pro-bono team Holiday giving project Holiday giving project strategy: This project has been successful however it is not as sustainable as some other projects have been in the past. This has still made a large impact on the communities involved with this project. This is very good strategically as it allows for more diversity in the CSR projects Disney involved in. This also means more people to get impacted by Disney’s charitable giving as they may not receive any help during the year....   [tags: Strategies, Advertisement, Service] 2297 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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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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Why I Volunteer at the Primate Rescue Center - I had no idea what to expect. Rob Geis, a close friend of the family, suggested that I consider giving back to the community through volunteer work, and I'm very glad I did. I explored a variety of voluteer options, and finally settled on something that grabbed my heart. I read about a Primate Rescue Center (PRC) in a nearby county. Immediately I phoned them and began volunteering, once a week for 3 hours each time. I was introduced to 11 chimpanzees (Cory, Ike, Pasna, Tina, Jenny, Rodney, Donald, Hazel, Victoria, and Zulu) and close to 40 monkeys including macaques, colobus, siamang gibbons, a baboon, and others....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 542 words
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Why I Volunteer at the Children’s Hospital - Before beginning my volunteer work I faced quite a dilema. Where could I influence children, help them develop their leadership potential, educate them about agriculture, and have fun-all at the same time. After a single telephone call to the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services Coordinators, I learned that volunteers were readily accepted to serve within the hospital’s recreational therapy deparment. When they asked my reason for volunteering, I explained to them that I wanted to help the children develop their leadership potential as well as other abilities....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 781 words
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Review of My Report of a Blood Pressure Test - ... The targeted audiences for the user test memo were adult volunteers regardless of prior knowledge. Therefore, I selected four individuals with different backgrounds. My first volunteer was an engineering major who never took blood pressure test. The second volunteer was a biology major and was working in a healthcare facility which helps her understand the steps easily. The other two volunteers were the high school graduates. All four volunteers conducted the blood pressure test at my home as I found the place quiet as compare to any other place....   [tags: volunteer, instruction, supervision] 1037 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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Motivation Theory by Abraham Maslow and Frederick Herzberg - ... The first rise of research that was looking at the motives that inspire people to volunteer started in 1970´s (Esmond & Dunlop 2004). Many researchers then indicated that altruism is the main motivator for volunteerism (Tapp & Spanier 1973, Howarth 1976) and this theory is still widely discussed in present days (Horton-Smith 1981, Burns, Reid, Toncar, Fawcett & Anderson 2006, Carpenter & Myers 2007). In 1978, Gidron came up with three different motives for volunteering: personal (self-fulfilment), social (creating interpersonal relations) and indirectly economic (gaining work experience)....   [tags: inspiring people to volunteer] 935 words
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The Benefits of Community Service Learning Programs - Community Service Learning Programs promote positive social change by providing students opportunities to learn and develop through active participation in a thoughtfully organized and structured community service learning environment. It also engages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for their life experience and career choices. These types of programs allow students to reflect on their service experience as it relates to their coursework, personal development and helps develop civic responsibility through community involvement....   [tags: volunteer, support, students] 542 words
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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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Should the United States have Mandatory Military Conscription? - ... During the height of the war well over twelve percent of the entire United States population, 16 million out of 132 million, was in the military with a large portion of the civilian work force supporting the effort. Compare that to contemporary times with a total population of over 314 million where the military, less than 1.5 million, makes up far less than one half of one percent of the total population. The draft continued after World War II when President Truman recommended that Congress allow the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act expire and have the military return again to a volunteer force....   [tags: civil war, concent, volunteer]
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The Flaws of Non-Governmental Organizations in Developing Countries - ... The message being sent to the NGO community is that you must follow government ideology or risk losing funding. Another common theme between many of the recounts is that the travelers also found it challenging to combat the gender stereotypes that are much stronger in their host countries than in Canada. Whether the workers were in Ecuador or Namibia, the inhabitants were often fascinated or confused by the gender view of the development workers. Furthermore, themes of human connection and interdependency were strong throughout the entire novel....   [tags: ideologies, colonialization, volunteer ] 2337 words
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Why I Should Be Part of the UNICEF Team - ... With an opportunity to join UNICEF, the inequality among the disabled will be eliminated. This organization works to create an inclusive environment for disabled individuals by promoting the rights of every child where ever they may be. “UNICEF believes that by increasing awareness, engagement and resourcefulness of communities and social service providers and involving children with disabilities in this integrated process can indeed bring about social change”(UNICEF 2013). Currently volunteering with an organization that is limited to bring change to only a few nearby communities; with an opportunity to volunteer with UNICEF, I would be given the chance to contribute to change throughou...   [tags: disabilities, service, volunteer ]
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Community Service Taught Me Patience - “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi I was surprised by a call from an acquaintance that took horseback riding lessons with me a few years ago. She was looking for volunteers to assist at the Children’s Rehab Center. I accepted her offer, thinking of how much fun it would be to be around horses once again. My volunteer work with disabled children, horses and physical therapists helped me learn to be more patient with myself and others....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning] 501 words
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I Love Florida Gulf Coast University - ... The events include conferences and special events held at FGCU. The Offices of the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Alumni relations, Foundation and other prominent areas within FGCU work with ambassadors for their various needs. These functions are vital to the mission of the University. Ambassadors go to different events all across the Southwest Florida area representing FGCU. Student Ambassadors attend several events on campus representing the student body and volunteering. Off campus, ambassadors attend any events that are looking for FGCU volunteers or representatives....   [tags: alumni relations, career, volunteer] 1990 words
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Community Service Project Reflection - The thought of community service was a bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected. Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience. I performed my community service with Habitat for Humanity. The non‐profit organization chooses the applicant that purchases the house and Habitat only charges them the cost of the materials....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning] 517 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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Late Adulthood Observation: Doris - ... She comes in on a weekly basis. During this time she will play with, feed, and rock the infants. She began volunteering a few years after the passing of her husband, outside of this volunteering; Doris does not socialize with others in her age range on a regular basis. The holidays are a hard time for Doris, not just the passing of her husband, but also with her children being so far away. I have observed her desire for independence and to stay as healthy as possible. Doris has arthritis in her hands and legs....   [tags: grieving, volunteer, work, children]
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Reflection of Community Service - In order to fulfill the 12 hours of community service requirement for Nutrition course 139 I applied with five organizations on the approved list. The organization that replied me the fastest was Open Heart Kitchen, they mostly operate in Pleasanton and Livermore areas. Their application and signing up for shift process gives a feeling that this organization is massive, and many individuals really care about the less fortunate. From observation and conversations with the site supervisor, I believe this organization relies on individual donations, small business donations and large corporate donations such as Safeway and Walmart....   [tags: volunteer, soup kitchen, health] 1165 words
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My Volunteer Experience at a Nursing Home - Up until a few years ago I never thought that one of my grandparents would be in a nursing home. I had always been lucky to have them healthy. However, this changed about a year ago when my grandfather had a mini-stroke, which caused him to require extra care my grandmother could not provide. Watching my family deal with my grandfather made me aware of the care and services the elderly need and has made me realize how important it is to volunteer at a local nursing home. My grandfather's stroke affected his legs and his memory, which made it difficult for him to walk....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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Necessary for an End Result - ... The choice of ending Conscription could be considered a catalyst in the Vietnam War because soldiers knew that they would be able to go home and not have to be forced to rejoin the military and could have possibly at that point stopped giving their full effort and just waited for their enlistment to come to an end. That idea might have actually been a tipping point that helped the Vietnamese take advantage in the war that eventually led to the United States withdrawal. Conscription had finally come to an end after those two years in 1973....   [tags: military, volunteer, draft, system, war] 1297 words
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Effects of Hunger on Social, Physical, and Emotional Functioning of Today's Adolescents - Introduction Throughout the year, the U.S government collects data on people who are food insecure, so they can provide resource to those people efficiently. In 2008, the data from The U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a remarkable change in the number of people who were food insecure in comparison to previous years and found that around 49.1 million people lived in food-insecure homes that also included 16.7 million children (Khan, Pinckney, Keeney, Frankowski & Carney, 2010). While only 11.1% of people in 2007 were food insecure, about 14.5% of people became food insecure in 2012 (Coleman-Jensen, Nord & Singh, 2013)....   [tags: food-insecure homes, volunteer organizations]
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A Day as a Physical Therapy Volunteer - As usual, John is late. Because the other two Physical Therapists (PTs) are busy on their rounds, I just wait, sitting on the therapy tables reading the assorted pamphlets that are available to the patients. Every part of the body is represented in these books on the shelf. A slight humming sound comes from the air conditioner. The freshly waxed tile floor reflects the light that shines from the ceiling tract lights. Since I am a volunteer, the lowest on the totem pole of health care, I have no specific duties....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 905 words
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The Failure of an All-Volunteer Military, by Andrew J. Bacevich - “Failure of an All-Volunteer Military”, published in the Boston Globe in 2007, Andrew Bacevich argues that our all-volunteer military has failed, with his thesis, “Failure to correct those defects will only invite more Iraqs – unnecessary wars that once begun prove unwinnable.” He writes of how the all-volunteer military was created, the separation of society and the military, government losing the power to draft, and citizens losing their voice in “how the military is used.” He then writes, citizens feel no “obligation” to the military thereby will not join....   [tags: Defects, Consequences, Ribbons]
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Personal Experience: Becoming a Volunteer at Lekan Olawoye - Community Assignment Community involvement provides an environment in which we improve the skills and gain the knowledge that can help us make a difference in our society. It endeavours to provide us opportunities to make decisions and encourages us to satisfy our academic needs sensibly and effectively. My assistance to the community is not huge but I did try to make a difference by helping the ward councillor, Lekan Olawoye, talk to and contributing to community members. Their mission is to provide a fresh start to the community members who are struggling to live in the York South-Weston area....   [tags: community involment, skills, knowledge]
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Why Do I Volunteer? - Some people volunteer to gain career experience, to build their resume. Develop skills or learn new ones. In addition volunteer work enables others to make contacts with people in their chosen career. Some people volunteer to build self-esteem, to make themselves feel better. To feel needed, to feel that they have a place in this world. To truly feel like they are making a contribution to society. Some people volunteer for the social aspect, to climb the social ladder while helping those less fortunate....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 668 words
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A Student Taking a Gap Year is Conceivable - ... University of Guelph undergrad Casey Panning, (24 years old) was sitting in a Southeast Asian geography class, when it occurred to her that she might never see Asia. With vague plans to teach geography, and inspired by a friend who had spent a semester in Singapore; Panning knew it was now or never (Counter). By committing to this challenge, not only was she working in an inimitable location, but also fine tuning her skills. An advantage while residing in a foreign country is that the native tongue can be learned much more easily than from the outside....   [tags: school, college, university, work, volunteer work]
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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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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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Why I Volunteer - "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi I believe I have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to grow up in Smallville, USA, in a home where my parents have instilled in me the principle that there is a service requirement beyond our immediate household. Realizing what has been provided for me by my parents, my church and my community, I want to use my college degree to serve my community. Not only have my parents modeled before me that we are to volunteer our time and services as citizens to make our community a better place to live, but they have always encouraged me to become involved in church and community activities....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 553 words
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High School Internships - ... Hayes- Johnson stated, “Many students are scared to explore and go beyond their comfort zones”. Looking through information I found a school in Greenwich, Connecticut that offers a Senior Internship program through the school in order for them to complete a senior project. To be eligible to participate in the program you must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, have satisfactory attendance and disciplinary records, and must not have failed or be in danger of failing any senior year course (“Senior Internship General Information” 1)....   [tags: volunteer work, getting a head start on education]
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Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies While Lost in Residential Structure Fire - ... The NIOSH investigators report did conclude some of the factors could have been avoided. With this case the NIOSH report was able put together a pretty lengthy list of what could have been different. NIOSH found the following (2009) Ensure that fire fighters receive essential training consistent with national consensus standards on structural firefighting before being allowed to operate at a fire incident, develop, implement, and enforce written standard operating procedures (SOPs) for fireground operations, ensure that fire fighters are trained to follow the two-in/two-out rule and maintain crew integrity at all times, ensure that adequate numbers of apparatus and fire fighters are o...   [tags: issues that lead to this fatality] 641 words
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The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer - The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer 'The Volunteer' by Herbert Asquith and 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen are two poems, which cast very different opinions on the Great War of 1914 - 1918. In 'The Volunteer' Asquith has created an inspirational mood, one that indicates patriotism and optimism. However, 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' contrasts 'The Volunteer', with its angry and bitter mood. One of the principal aspects that help to create the mood is the use of particular vocabulary....   [tags: Herbert Asquith Wilfred Owen Poetry Essays] 1305 words
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Community Service Paper - ... I was assigned the philanthropy store. My job was to pass out information on the store as the kids walked by. Next, she explained to us that if the children budget their money right the remaining balance should be between 0-25 dollars. She also explained that some kids can get really frustrated when it comes to balancing their money, so she told us to comfort them and help them, if that situation occurs. She assigned all of us different lunch schedules and gave us our binders and sent us to go work and wait for the students....   [tags: volunteer work] 755 words
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Dying for One's Country in Asquith's The Volunteer and the Extract From Shakespeare's Henry V - Dying for One's Country in Asquith's The Volunteer and the Extract From Shakespeare's Henry V How effectively do Asquith's Poem, 'The Volunteer,' and the Extract From Shakespeare's 'Henry V' Promote the Idea That it is Heroic to fight and Die For One's Country. What Alternative View, is Offered by Wilfred Owen in 'Dulce et Decorum Est?' The Volunteer is a Pro-War poem written by Herbert Asquith. Asquith uses roman imagery to invoke a feeling of greatness and honour. Asquith begins his poem by describing the miserable, mundane life of a clerk, working in a 'city grey'....   [tags: Papers] 1353 words
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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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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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My Personal Goals to License Track Counseling Program - ... 3. Culturally relevant interpersonal skills I believe I do have interpersonal skills. While growing up as an adolescent my friends, former co-workers, family member, my siblings, and individuals that I encounter on a daily basis open up to me to tell me what they are going through at the moment. I do not only listen to the individual, I give each one my undivided attention. At the same time, I give the person that I am listening to a few suggestions that may alleviate, or resolve the matter he or she is going through....   [tags: experience, volunteer, skills, requirements] 910 words
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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation - ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment] 629 words
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Statment of Purpose for a Masters in International Public Health Nutrition - England Since my high school days I have developed strong interests for the issues of health, especially public health and research, as I advocate the opinion that the health promotion and lifestyle improvement is a motor for addressing the current global health problems. That is why I enrolled myself at the Pokhara University, where I graduated first in my class, with distinction at the program Bachelor of Public Health. Therefore, I would like to apply for an MSc in International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster....   [tags: leadership, volunteer, education] 700 words
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Counseling and The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is - The state certification credentialing board in Georgia for addiction counselors is The Georgia Addictions Counselors Associations (GACA) located in Smyrna, Georgia. This board was established in 1980. The GACA issues two credentials for addiction counselors and one credential for clinical supervisors. The mission of the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is to increase awareness of drug dependence and abuse as a major social problem in society the expand of treatment centers made it a necessity to create a system that assures citizens of Georgia that addiction counselors has met an acceptable standard of professional competency....   [tags: Drugs, Certification, Volunteer] 883 words
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Women's Roles in WWII by Emily Yellin in the Book, Our Mother's War - ... For example, the Magazine War Guide was issued by the government to detail how editors could tailor their articles to support the war movement. The Ladies Home Journal contained features which were to focus on the ideal, representative All-American family such as the Fauld’s or the Sullivan’s, whose all five sons were killed on the USS Juneau. Yellin demonstrates that these women started to “blow wide open previous notions of just how fully and adeptly women were capable of contributing and participating in American society” and that the idea of homemaker grew in scope and significance....   [tags: army, sacrifices, volunteer] 1212 words
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