Booker T. Washington once said, “ If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up”. This quote is meant to stress the importance of volunteering and how it not only benefits the people in need but also the volunteers. Volunteering is an essential aspect of society because it teaches responsibility, humbleness , and helps save money. A wide range of people use volunteer services including senior citizens and disabled veterans. The Salvation Army is the world’s second largest nonprofit organization
Share your Talents! Volunteer Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to volunteer. Thesis Statement: Volunteering can help you learn more about yourself and even put you on a path to your future career. – Unknown Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Introduction (Attention) I. Attention Getting Device--- “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and discrimination, it is man-made and can be removed by actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela II. Topic Introduction--- According
Volunteering Have you ever wondered how to mend all the things that are wrong in the world and make them right? Have you ever felt that things need to be changed? The truth is that ordinary people just like you and me are doing that. They are doing things like helping other people out to cleaning up the environment. Overall in our country, more than 56% of our population, men and women, young and old, are giving of themselves to help create a better world. The amazing thing is, the people that volunteer
The first agency I volunteered to work for is a program called Summer Quest. Summer Quest is designed to help students that are in the sixth through twelfth grade experience a "positive summer experience." What this actually means is that it provides students an opportunity to do fun and exciting things, in a positive atmosphere. Instead of the students sitting at home alone the entire summer, they have a place where they can hang out and enjoy themselves. This is a great program
The definition of volunteering is “a person who volunteers himself or herself for a service or undertaking” (). Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes from picking up trash all the way to helping people find jobs. A common misconception of volunteering is that it only benefits those who receive attention from the volunteers, thus making people with genuinely selfless personalities being the only ones who volunteer. While this is true, it also holds false foundation. Everyone can and needs to
Volunteering is an essential part of society; individuals coming together to complete everyday tasks to better support the work and development of society and a noble cause. From leading the charge of a local Relay for Life, to packing and loading boxes of groceries to building a house or walking dogs at the dog shelter; volunteers are irreplaceable in nearly every capacity they serve. Volunteer and human resource management is vital to the development and continuation of a strong program of volunteers
of mandatory volunteer service hours in order to receive their diploma. The author’s purpose was to persuade her audience that volunteering should not be mandatory. She reviews the history of the beginning of the program that was initiated by President Clinton, who apparently believed community service should be mandatory for graduation. The tone was set early in this essay when the author said “This forced me to make a decision”(515). She proceeded with a...
There is no doubt that volunteering is beneficial when applied locally and done with truly altruistic motives, but when the concept of volunteering is marketized in poorly constructed volunteering trips aimed primarily at high school graduates looking to make a change in the world by visiting a so-called “Third World Country”, it opens the door for unskilled volunteers to unintentionally be part of the neocolonialism debate and to develop the idea that a privileged, wealthy, benevolent white person
Disabled American Veterans plans to provide health care, transportation, unique rehabilitation, and get the veterans a voice on Capital Hill. Both disabled American veterans and the families of the American veterans can receive help from the DAV. Volunteering is a big part of the funding of the DAV, and the volunteers can be nominated for the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship. The Disabled American Veterans is partners with many other places to provide special events for the veterans like at Golden
change positions or rubbing a patient's back. I realize that this might not sound appealing to some, but it means everything to the patient and that's what is important. I believe that with every experience, there is a lesson to be learned. While volunteering, the nurses taught me how...