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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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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 - “If I ever become rich, I am going to use my money and build schools to give every boy and girl an opportunity to get an education.” (Milton Hershey Quotes.) Milton Hershey said this and his wish came true. The Hershey/ Mars company became influential because they invented, for example, the worlds most popular chocolate, they support different organizations; including United Way, they volunteer in the community, they also made the Hershey School. The Hershey/Mar’s Chocolate Factory creates the world’s most popular chocolate....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why I Should Be Part of the UNICEF Team - “Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life” (Carrie Chapman Catt). UNICEF directs its assistance in various developing countries on several different issues. This organization has the ability to capture the attention of many through various different advertisements such as the staircase ads in China. The powerful messages UNICEF displays throughout humanity allows several individuals to be aware of the occurring situations around the world....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Effect of Mandatory Military Service on Society - Mandatory military services and the effect it would have on society What if we all went into the military after high school. Sure we would all be disciplined and focused and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. But we would all be the same and we wouldn’t have free choice anymore. We would all have the same military mindset. We would eat think and sleep war. I have relatives as close as my father that are in the/or were in the military. They are fun to be around at most times but they have no tolerance for mistakes....   [tags: soldiers, discipline, volunteer] 558 words
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Efforts to Fight Against World Hunger - World hunger was and is continuing to be a worry all around the world. Many people are dying everyday from malnutrition. We need to unite together and conquer this horrible problem. World hunger is the malnutrition and under nutrition in a country. World hunger is a problem mostly in still developing countries such as some places in Africa. There are two issues that must be taken into consideration when evaluating the progress in ridding the world of hunger: estimations of hunger, and goals set....   [tags: malnutrition, homelessness, volunteer ]
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Community Service Helps Everyone - Service learning benefits numerous people whether it is the schools that offer their students the chance to give back, the agencies that accept these students, or the community as a whole. There are many people who take part in a community service course, but it is the students that gain the most from these opportunities. Community service provides students with an opportunity to be able to apply what they have learned in class and apply it to the real world. By making the knowledge they have gained be put into action and thinking beyond what was taught....   [tags: schools, compassion, volunteer] 722 words
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The Value of Cultural Relativism: Comparing Peace Corp Volunteer Floyd Sandford’s African Odyssey and Anthropologist Richard Lee’s Dobe Ju/’hoansi - Even a student that has been educated for only four weeks in anthropology can admit that their viewpoint has changed since acquiring their knowledge. Studying a foreign way of life and unfamiliar customs sheds light on the impact that one’s own culture has on their thoughts. Anthropology is valuable because has the ability to remove the shock and misunderstanding that occurs when examining an alien worldview. The value of cultural relativism, the principle that one culture should not be judged by the standard of another culture, is illustrated in the comparison of Peace Corp volunteer Floyd Sandford’s African Odyssey and anthropologist Richard Lee’s Dobe Ju/’hoansi....   [tags: anthropology, culture]
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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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Navy, Not Another Volunteer-Yourself Branch - The Unites States Navy, founded in 1775 on the 13th of October has been in active service and will be for a long time. The Navy, being one of the five uniformed Military force the United States was created to protect the nation and her people. The Navy, unlike the Marine Corps or the Army, spend most of their time, either on base or in the middle of sea. They, the Navy Personnel, are usually on peacekeeping missions, where they will be able to visit a port while on duty. Joining the Navy has many advantages because they often have to refill their tanks along a friendly port....   [tags: US military forces]
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Speak for the Ponies - Hoof beats pounding across the sand. This is the sound of ponies living freely on Assateague Island, which lies in both Virginia and Maryland. Maryland leaves their Assateague ponies in peace and under protection, but Virginia manages their Chincoteague ponies a little differently. However free and wild the ponies may seem, they are the property of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department (VFD). The selling of the ponies began in 1925, and the VFD fully acquired the Chincoteague herd in 1947 (Holden)....   [tags: Volunteer Fire Department, Animal Treatement]
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Community Service Hours - I did two separate community service projects in order to complete my four required hours: I taught some of my mother’s young Girl Scout troops about first aid and an award a Girl Scout can earn called the Gold Award, and I helped pack bags at the Pulaski Food Pantry. My mother is the head of our local Girl Scout council, the Howard/Suamico Pulaski service unit, and so she often takes over troops of elementary girls when no other moms will volunteer to be a leader. I help her out a lot at her meetings when I have time....   [tags: girl, scout, volunteer, pantry, food] 662 words
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Dealing with Dropouts - Instead of allowing dropouts to rely on government assistance, high schools should implement volunteer programs to keep students in school. Teenagers dropping out of high school affect every single person in America. However, most people do not understand why they should personally concern themselves with one of the most stereotyped subsets of the United States’ population. One unacknowledged fact about dropouts is that they will, over the course of their lifetime, cost the United States government $72,000 while high school graduates will benefit the government $315,000 (Emery)....   [tags: implementing volunteer programs inhigh schools]
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Habitat for Humanity: Helping the Homeless - Habitat for Humanity: Helping the Homeless Homelessness is not something that I could ever imagine completely. I, like everyone else, have a simple idea of what it would be like to be homeless. There is so much more to being homeless than most believe. My exposure to Habitat for Humanity is showing me some about the idea of living in a lower income family. This exposure is an experience that all high school and college students should have. One reason for my ignorance on homelessness is my modest exposure to homeless people....   [tags: Volunteer] 403 words
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My Service Learning Experience - I wanted to volunteer at an animal shelter since I am majoring in Pre-Vet, but at the last moment, I decided to do something very different. I chose to student teach first graders at County Elementary. It is very surprising to me that I chose to do this. I always said that I hated kids and had no desire to ever work with them I even said I would never give birth to any kids because I hated them so much. The thing is that I actually enjoyed my experience very much. I chose this activity because I wanted to try something different that I thought I wouldn't like....   [tags: Community Service, Volunteer Work] 808 words
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Learning About Poverty in My Town - For my service learning I volunteered at Viva House. I have been going on Wednesdays every week for almost 3 months now. While I have been there, I have been able to see first hand how poverty and crime have affected the people in Baltimore. Living and studying at Loyola, I never was aware of how poor and depressed some parts of Baltimore are, but volunteering at Viva House has opened my eyes and made me very aware of the reality that the people who live in these areas of Baltimore face. I have come to realize that much of the material that was taught in class plays a role at Viva House and the surrounding area....   [tags: Volunteer Experience]
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College Entry Essay: On Studying Mathematics - For some time I have dreamt of becoming a good Maths teacher. In the Sixth Form, my interest was aroused by the passion shown by my Maths teacher who is also my main source of inspiration. I was impressed with her effective methods of teaching and her enthusiasm in making the lessons interesting regardless of how dull the topic was. Brunei is lacking effective Maths teachers so I would like to add to the existing few and improve Maths education in my country. I realised that students in Brunei tend to dislike Maths because they were taught through memorisation rather than grasping the Mathematical concept....   [tags: Volunteer, Tutor] 571 words
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Community Participation is Key to Healthy Improvement in Indonesia - ... There is no doubt that community participation is an important key to health improvement. When people are engaging in health programs, they can increase the demand of the health services as well as enabled to maintain and improve their health independently. Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia initiated partnership with community organizations in order to accelerate health outcomes achievement. By the end of 2013, there were 22 community organizations, which consist of religion, women, and youth organizations, participated on health promotion program....   [tags: government, money, volunteer] 593 words
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Service Learning Helped My Career Decision - My community service experience was great. I learned many new things that I can use not only in the workplace but also in life. The people I had the opportunity to work with were very generous with their time and talents. They helped me to gain insight into what I want to do with my life. During high school, I was indecisive on what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to work either as a firefighter or an engineer. I performed my community service at the City Utilities Company. I worked with people who were water engineers and they gave me great advice on becoming an engineer....   [tags: Community Service, Volunteer Work] 481 words
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My Personal Statement and Background Story - Every person has a background story which is so critical; it reveals their identity and shows the infrastructure of their personality. The story of my life, the transitions I went through, from being a low self-esteemed, football obsessed child, who had no sense of responsibility or commitment into the person I am today. “Money brings it all” was what I thought; “Money can do anything” was what I said. Afterwards, realizing that money is not a gauge of success woke me up. Growing up in a middle-class family certainly had its advantages, fortunately what I lacked money could not buy....   [tags: success, experience, volunteer] 555 words
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National Honor Society Membership Request Letter - Being a member of the National Honor Society would allow me to continue my commitment to community service. I have developed my character and leadership skills in my previous community service projects. Some of my community service projects have included my silver award (Girl Scouts) that fixed the hoophouse by the elementary school, taught a local troop about recycling for the journey to my gold award, my bronze award which I babysat kids during Christmas, the community egg hunt, yearly flower planting at Cousin’s Park, the humane society, basketball and football concessions, working lugnuts, and parking for MSU football games....   [tags: Academics, Volunteer, Student] 637 words
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Personality and Leadership: Personal Essay - Personality: “Personality is the combination of traits that compose individuals. Our personality affects our behavior, out perceptions, and our attitudes (Lussier & Kimball, 2014, pg. 235).” It is important to understand personality in the workplace because it will determine how well your organization functions. For example, choosing an introverted person work in a large social setting would be a bad idea. The reason being introverted personality types tend to be shyer than extroverted type personalities....   [tags: Volunteer, Baseball, Employment] 2120 words
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