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The Unforsakable Irony of Mandatory Volunteering

- Must one argue that America was built on the values of freedom. If this is true, which history has already proven it is, then why are we stripping the rights of our youth by requiring them to participate in mandatory volunteering. Before one can even begin to answer this they must also ask what is volunteering. In short it is offering to do something “freely”. Schools should not force our students to participate in volunteering, because they are inevitably causing the youth to be rebellious and devaluing the appreciation for true volunteering....   [tags: freedom, volunteering, cognitive evaluation]

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The Importance Of Volunteering Throughout College

- The Importance of Volunteering Throughout College Introduction Attention-Getter: Every college student is involved in at least 7 different clubs, 5 on-campus jobs, s6 intramurals, and taking 40 to 50 credits per semester...OK, so maybe that’s not completely accurate, but that’s definitely what it feels like being a third-year college student. In reality, according to an article in GoodCall news by Terri Williams, she cites a study done by the U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that the average full time college student only spends 3.3 hours performing these activities....   [tags: Student, University, Volunteering, Education]

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Perspectives on Volunteering to Help Others

- Throughout history, volunteering has evolved into a cultural connection; a common characteristic of humans on a local, national, and global level is the desire to help one another. Although this statement is not necessarily true for every individual, most people feel an urgency to assist friends, family members, coworkers, and/or strangers in need or in crisis. Why should we volunteer. Many people donate their time for varying reasons whether it’s fundraising for disaster relief or collecting, preparing, and serving food for a food bank (Moore)....   [tags: social issues, volunteering, civics]

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Volunteering Is An Essential Part Of Society

- 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....   [tags: Management, Recruitment, Volunteering]

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Volunteering At The World And Make A Better World

- ... It is also a perfect way for everyone to meet different people and experience different things. Volunteering not only actively will help people; it also helps the environment. Most of all, it allows you to become a better person for what you have done. Giving up a little of your spare time to volunteer may not earn you money, Nor should that be the reason for doing it. A real volunteer does it because they see a need and want to help. It may, however, as an extra benefit, increase your career prospects tremendously....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Giving, Volunteerism]

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Persuasive Speech : Volunteering, The Good It Does For Others, Community, And Themselves

- Volunteering Specific Purpose: To convince the audience why it is good to volunteer. Thesis: Volunteering, The good it does for others, the community, and themselves. Introduction: I: 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....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Giving, Volunteerism]

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The Benefits of Volunteering

- A common misconception about volunteering is that it only helps the cause. Often times that aspect is the only part that is highlighted when the topic of donating time comes up. There is a different side of volunteering though. Many volunteers donate their time to help better the community they live in and the people that live in it. When they choose to do this they not only help others but they are also helping better themselves. Volunteering benefits a person by building connections with peers, improving family life, expanding career skills, overcoming self doubt, having lasting life impressions, and creating new opportunities....   [tags: helping the cause and myself, personal reflection]

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Volunteering and Leadership

- Finding an organization to volunteer with was not difficult at all, especially with the abundance of organizations listed on volunteerwny.org. Browsing through the organizations, I quickly found something I was interested in: the Buffalo Museum of Science. I followed the links until I reached the contact information for the museum. I only had to wait a week before I was contacted requesting that I call the museum with details on when I would like to volunteer. It was only after getting the date and time arranged that I realized that the museum was not in the nearby area and I would have to work out transportation....   [tags: Buffalo Museum of Science]

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Volunteering: Giving Back to the Community

- Many college students will find themselves asking, “How am I to pay for school?” and it often seems to go unanswered. In recent years, many programs have developed to offer students a solution to that problem. The solution is volunteering. Whether you have a specific interest such as disease control, developing communities, medicine, or simply to just volunteer your time, these programs offer a versatility that is unparalleled. These programs take recently graduated or current students and help them to optimize their skills in a setting in which they can grow from, all while paying off their student loans....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Volunteering Is Important in the Public Services

- Explain why volunteering is important in the public services volunteering is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. In this report i will talk about the different types of volunteering in the: • public sector • private sector • third sector volunteering is important in the public sector because it helps the public services save money other than the military as the military reservists get paid but it is still voluntary. I got all my information from the websites which are for the organisation....   [tags: motivation, being part of a community]

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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering

- I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Has anyone ever stopped to help you when you were in need. How did it make you feel. B. Thesis Statement: Volunteering in your local community will help those around you and help you feel like you have contributed something positive and it is easier than most people think. C. Speaker Credibility Statement: If we all did our part to help those in need, our community would be a better and safer place to live. By doing this, we can achieve a greater sense of accomplishment....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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High School Students and Volunteering

- ... Personal Interview). Jay Dutcher, an Alpena High Senior, tells us that volunteering has taught me a lot, especially that hard work and giving time is more valuable than making money (Dutcher, Jay. Personal Interview). This is true especially because in our community there are many aspects of volunteering that we can do without making money, where we can work hard and show our true character as young adults. People who volunteer show acts of unselfishness everyday and willingness to provide a sense of companionship to make someone feel better, who may just not have it as well as you do....   [tags: alpina high, sports]

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Volunteering At Give Kids The World

- Since as far back as I could remember, I knew I wanted to make a difference. I remember being the little girl that never wanted to take more than the other children. I remember being the girl that always put others before herself, especially those who were less fortunate than I was. While children my age were busy playing Simon Says in our neighborhood, I was making a difference volunteering throughout the community. The most memorable and impactful experience that I can remember, is volunteering at Give Kids the World....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Clinical psychology]

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Reflection Of My Volunteering Experience

- A reflection of my volunteering experience can be summarized in two words: Life-changing. It is hard to explain the feelings that occur when you involve yourself in selfless acts for your community, such as volunteering. There is a feeling in your heart that you cannot ignore, maybe it is the happiness you feel or the overflow of emotions in helping others. In other words, it is a feeling in which you want to share with others. Maybe with a friend, maybe a classmate, maybe a family member, or maybe even a stranger....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, 1998 albums, Thought]

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Community Service and Volunteering

- “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Volunteering At Head Start Program

- During the Head Start experience, it has taught me different ways to work with children in the classroom. Being placed in Mrs. Bongivengo’s classroom was an amazing experience, and happy that I was given the opportunity to volunteer at the Head Start Program this semester. Knowing that my volunteering experience is already over, I am walking away with more experiences. As completing my hours, I was able to observe and interact with the children by communicating and education one as an educator. Volunteering at Head Start has provided me will much knowledge and focus on one can learn in the classroom....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Learning, The Child]

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Volunteering at The Elder's Chapel

- Avery Heights is a community nursing home in a park like setting in the town of Hartford. I have been a volunteer worker for two years and almost every day I visit this magnificent place. My attendance began when I was a high school student looking to complete community service work mandatory for every high school student. Ever since the first visit, I have thoroughly enjoyed assisting residents living at Avery Heights throughout my high school experience and beyond. Whether spending time with dementia and Alzheimer’s patient or enjoying the twist and turns of the puzzle solving and Friday Bingo games with the healthy residents, I developed a sense of compassion, love, and gratitude toward t...   [tags: benefits of charity work]

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Volunteering For A Drug Trial

- Volunteering in a Drug Trial People have different perspectives on psychedelics. Some believe psychedelics are very helpful and makes them happy in life, while, others believe that psychedelics are very addictive and can ruin their lives by transforming them into drug addicts. People use psychedelics for different reasons. Some people use them to feel good and some also use them to end their anxiety caused by different types of disorders. In my opinion, it is fine to use psychedelics under special circumstances, where they help people to receive relief from their agony....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Life, Oncology]

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What Volunteering Can Teach You

- Volunteering enables an individual to make a positive impact on his or her community, while empowering the individual to better his or her life. This summer, I had the opportunity to volunteer at many diverse locations. From the hospital to the local library, I truly value my experience and treasure everything it has thought me. Volunteering lets us experience and learn things that we otherwise would not have learned; volunteering opens doors for us that we may not have been able to open before....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Volunteering At School Or Driving Down The Street

- ... I greeted the patient and placed the dinner tray on the table he asked me if I could move the tray closer so he could reach the tray from the bed. Quickly I moved the tray and the next thing I hear is a slight grown, I look and I see that I hit the patient 's leg. I immediately start apologizing because the leg that I hit was wrapped up in a cast. From this experience it has taught me to slow down and not to be in such a rush all the time. Although, this experience has taught me alot, I also have contributed to this experience.Every time that I go to volunteer I make sure to have a smile on my face....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, English-language films]

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Volunteering At C & S Medical Clinic

- Documenting a patient’s vitals while volunteering at C&S Medical Clinic, I hear a yell for 911. Peeking around the corner, I see a man shaking and unresponsive. Unable to talk, his only communication is the wagging of his finger. As his wife explains they cannot pay for an ambulance, the EMT barges in ready to carry Octavio away. Still refusing a ride to the hospital, emergency services decides to accompany him to his car, following him to the ER. After realizing the need for the wheelchair, I search room to room and closet to closet, unexpectedly finding it in the staff lounge....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Health care, Neurology]

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Volunteering For Hospice And Free Healthcare Clinics

- ... Upon arriving at the clinic at four in the morning, I was taken aback by the amount of patients, especially young children, who were lined up outside in below freezing weather, patiently waiting for the clinic to open. After speaking with many patients, hearing their stories and trying to grasp the extent of their situations, I discovered that many of them had been there since the night before, camping out in their tents or cars if they had one. The most important realization that I had from this humbling experience is that many people are in desperate need of healthcare right here in our own communities....   [tags: Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient]

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Volunteering at El Camino Homeless Organization

- Prior to volunteering at ECHO- El Camino Homeless Organization I had a preexisting image of what a homeless person looked like and acted, the images that I had in my head were based on the typical homeless stereotypes that many average Americans grow up with. Like many American citizens I believed that the majority of homeless individuals chose to be homeless or that the reason why they were homeless was because they had an alcohol or substance abuse problem. With these preceding notions I was a little hesitant on spending the night at a homeless shelter, especially one that I had never heard of and that was in a city I had never visited....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Community Service: Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering

- “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]

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Volunteering: Contribution to the Community

- "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead Volunteerism, in its conceptual form, includes the individual or collective efforts of willing individuals, known as volunteers, to act in ways which work toward the betterment of oneself, other individuals, communities, and/or society. This definition remains subjective in its ambiguity regarding the meaning of betterment, as well as in the sense that the means to bettering oneself may be in direct opposition to the means necessary to better another individual or society....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children

- Reflections on Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children It was the first night of camp, and the kids were lining up for dinner. Most were still showing signs of adjusting: the older, seasoned campers were renewing friendships and checking out possible new ones, the girls carrying on animated conversations while their eyes strayed ever so slightly, sweeping the area like radar, acknowledging the presence of a teenaged boy with a blip in the eyes; the younger campers were more reserved, fighting nervousness and apprehension....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Volunteering at a Nursing Home

- Volunteering at a Nursing Home I ambitiously decided that I would brighten the lives of the elderly by volunteering at a rest home, but discovered that the elderly were being neglected, shoved aside and forgotten. As I stepped into the home a pungent odor penetrated my nostrils, causing an instantaneous gagging reflex. The place was abounded with neglected and subdued inhabitants, yearning for attention. Anybody that passed them caused a sudden outburst of ranting. The negligence and disregard the home displayed appalled me, but helped me to realize that I wanted to make a difference and change the condition people live in....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Graduation Speech : My Favorite Was The Library Activity, And Volunteering

- When this class began, I really didn’t expect to learn as much as I did. I thought it would be just another class I have to take to fill my requirements to graduate school. Throughout the semester I realized what it actually was, this class was a way to show me all the resources and how to be a successful student without direct help from a professor. Our most important task of this class in my opinion was to open up our views and perspectives on recent immigration. The title of the course pretty much explains it all, the class took it deeper than I imagined it would though....   [tags: Psychology, Thought, Learning, Class I railroad]

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Volunteering for a Food Drive

- Volunteering for a Food Drive "I'm hungry. Let's get something to eat before we go." It was around ten o'clock on a Saturday morning. Normally my parents might find me in bed or playing on the computer at this time, but I was dressed and grasping the doorknob in our kitchen on this particular morning. I felt a slight wave of hunger flow through my body, so I suggested to my mother that we have a light mid-morning snack to tide us over before lunch. I searched through a cupboard and found some crackers to take with us....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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I Am Volunteering As A Financial Administration Assistant

- ... Although this builds upon my team working skills and time management, it provides no opportunity within my role to work on my goals. I am purely in my comfort zone as I am dealing with things I know and can do well. To identify how I am going to overcome this problem, I am going to use Osborne-Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process. The objective of my problem is that I have no opportunity within my financial administration role to work on my weakest skills, which include leading a team and public speaking....   [tags: Problem solving, Management, Public speaking]

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My Field Experience Volunteering At The Star Center

- ... After I toured the assistive technology lab, I volunteered at the Art Camp. Two of the boys present at the camp are autistic, and one girl appeared to be wearing an insulin pump. One of the boys was very interested in computers and computer art, and the art therapist had to negotiate with him in order to get him to focus on the task at hand. She would ask him if he would be disappointed if he did not get to see the computer art programs, to which he replied in the affirmative. He repeatedly asked about computer art, and finally the art therapist asked him if he would ask again, to which he replied in the negative....   [tags: Computer, Computer program, The Powerpuff Girls]

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Volunteering and Adult Learning

- Volunteering and Adult Learning "The history of adult education has been a history of voluntary activity and voluntary association" (Ilsley 1989, p. 100). Today, volunteerism, and the growing field of volunteer management, continue to reflect close associations with adult education. Research and practice in adult education can inform the development of learning opportunities for volunteers. With this in mind, this Digest describes some of the similarities between the fields of volunteer management and adult education and examines some of the types and methods of learning that occur in the context of volunteering....   [tags: Volunteer Adult Education Educational Papers]

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Volunteering Changed My Life

- Community Service is a great opportunity to make a difference in the area you live in. There are so many ways to volunteer. Some people are given chances to do community service when they need to pay off fines for tickets. Most people simply do because they love getting involved. It’s their way of making the community a cleaner, healthier place. Tutoring kids is one type of community service. I can say from experience teaching kids to learn is a great feeling. I know because I’ve been tutoring kids for almost seven months....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Should High School Students be Required to do Community Service?

- Should High School Students be required to do Community Service. Communities are places where people whom share similar characteristics, live together. People generally live in communities as a tendency to socialize with other people and satisfy needs such as food and shelter. The magnitude of needs within a small group is quenched within a family or extending to a nearby neighbor. Many people in a community have more needs and to solve those needs there are specific departments such as a police department that serve peoples’ best interests....   [tags: Service, Volunteering]

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Personal Essay: On the Path to Studying Medicine

- I was in the middle of traffic. It was 7:24 a.m. and I had to be in class in six minutes. After studying a significant amount of time, nerves were eating me alive because this exam would mark a stage in my life. My mind kept running, going over and over everything I had studied, thinking about physics, biology, and my worst nightmare; organic chemistry. Five minutes had gone by and I was almost at the location where my future would be defined. My vehicle was parked and my anxiety would not go away....   [tags: Volunteering, Illness]

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Volunteering : A Wise Man Name H. Jackson Brown Jr.

- ... Having such a admiration and respect for the words that filled those beautiful pages, it was not so astounding that when I heard of volunteering for the summer reading program at the public library, I immediately signed up. Even as a young middle schooler and well into high school, the feeling that I obtained from helping people sign up to read, and occasionally translating for non English speakers, never dulled or disappeared. Conversely as time went by and my experience in that field grew, I was beginning to consider applying to work at that same library in the future....   [tags: English language, High school, Better]

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FeelGood Research Report and Service Project

- Mission FeelGood is an organization founded with a purpose that is simple, yet effective: “End world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time.” It operates under five principles: entrepreneurship, partnership, passion, innovation, and sustainability (FeelGood Deli Handbook). FeelGood makes grilled cheese sandwiches for donations while simultaneously spreading awareness through social interactions (Little). The expression used for a person trying to determine an amount to donate is, “whatever makes you FeelGood.” This expression is how the organization was named....   [tags: Volunteering Experience]

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Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution

- Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution Non-profit organizations that use the help of volunteers are being faced with new challenges in recruiting and retaining the new generation of volunteers. Certainly as the years pass, the interest of the volunteers’ changes in how they wish, or in what ways they can donate of themselves. When the American Red Cross was in its beginnings from before the turn of the century to the 1920’s, its primary focus was disaster relief. By the time of World War II (Dulles), dozens of new services provided by volunteers had been added to the original responsibilities....   [tags: Volunteering Community Sevice Essays]

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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating

- Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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I Had The Privilege Of Volunteering At The Jewish Day Care Center

- ... There was a hygiene regimen consisting of washing hands before gloves and afterward. On Tuesdays, the lunch consisted of tuna or chicken salad, two slices of white bread, a small lettuce and tomato salad, canned fruit dessert, milk, water, and coffee. It appears balanced, albeit not sufficiently nutritious in my opinion. The seniors never complained about the meal and appeared grateful. I felt a sense of pride radiating from the servers, especially from a Jamaican woman named Joan. She was diligent and knowledgeable about the individuals’ preferences....   [tags: Day care, Childcare]

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I Spent My Time Volunteering With The Concordia Teacher Corps

- ... During his pre assessment, we found out that he was able to write his name, but not with much confidence. We also found out that he cannot identify a majority of the letters in the alphabet. In fact, the only letters he was able to identify were, a, c,e,I,k, and z. He was not able to point to where one would begin reading, and did not know to sweep down to the next line after he was done with reading the first line. I was advised to read a lot of books out loud to him, and to work on helping him write his name and last name....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Secondary education]

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The Salvation Army Is The World 's Second Largest Nonprofit Organization

- ... The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that was founded in 1965 by William Booth. The Salvation army has almost 8,000 centers across the United States and in just about every town across America.Volunteering for the Salvation Army is extremely simple. The official Salvation Army website is easy to use and it lists all of the Salvation Army centers across the United States. All one have to do is type their zip code or the name of the town that they want to volunteer in into the search box....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Volunteerism, Want]

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Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending

- Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending Despite extensive research having been done on explaining why some individuals are more likely to support spending on social welfare than others, to this date, no one has examined the effect that a person’s level of volunteerism has on support for spending. However, the level of community involvement is worthy of consideration as an explanation for support for social welfare spending because, as has been reported by previous research, volunteers often find that structural problems exist that can only be remedied by government intervention....   [tags: Welfare Spending Politics Essays]

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Giving is Important

- There are many reasons why giving is important. It is a way to show appreciation, to say thank you, or to show someone you care. Sometimes it is hard to express true feelings in words, but offering a token of appreciation will not only represent your feelings, but will allow the recipient to know how much you appreciate them. There are many people that we come across in our every day life that perhaps make our days easier, such as neighbors, co-workers, even mail carriers or the local cashier at the grocery store....   [tags: kindness, volunteering, ]

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Graduation Speech : Colleges And Universities Search For Students

- Colleges and universities search for students that have taken time from their education and holidays to make a difference and gained an important element such as leadership skills. When applying for a job it is vitally important to make sure that you have experience with the particular profession otherwise you will not be able to fulfill your job to the standard therefore you may lose your job. 73% of UK employers said they would employ someone who has volunteered over someone who has not because those who volunteer, especially whilst they are in their youth have a better chance of earning a higher salary and gaining promotion....   [tags: Person, Individual, Volunteering]

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A Reflection On The Vip Volunteer Program

- ... The reason volunteering falls under advocacy is because this type of work revolves around human compassion and is non-profit. I wanted to volunteer not to just benefit myself but to most of all benefit my community. Originally, the CAMC VIP program utilized volunteers to meet the needs and make visits to patients who were 65 years or older and who are not on special infection prevention precautions (CAMC, 2014). This was due to the fact that they expected in 2012-2015 for there to be a 10% increase of people 65 years or older admitted in CAMC’s 12-county service area (CAMC, 2012)....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Volunteer, Volunteering]

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Entry Essay for National Honor Society Inuction

- People say high school is supposed to be the golden years of your life. I don’t know what else in life is to come; however, my philosophy is to live in the moment and make the life you’re living in the present worthwhile into the future, not only for you but for those who surround you. I live my life participating in our community and getting involved in our school. The activities, and the people I’ve formed relationships with, are what have formed me into the person I have become today. The person I am today is not perfect, but I have learned from the mistakes I’ve made....   [tags: Volunteering, High School]

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My Lifetime Goals for Love Revolution

- To give back, to make a positive impact, to make someone’s day, or to save someone; these are the things I truly want in my life. In a world where there are so many sad and empty eyes, I want to help people find treasures that will replenish that spark in their souls. In a world where life is so short, seeing people destroy themselves due to their self-hatred in turn destroys me as well. I don’t want to die in vain, but to know that my life has been used to save other lives or help them make the most out of it....   [tags: experience, music, volunteering, happiness]

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Cause and Effect: The Connect2 Complete Program

- At Owens Community College there is a course called ENG 090, which you learn more than just how to write but life experiences to who you can thank Bill Gates. He founded the Connect2Complete program which is his way of giving help to those, who might not be able to help themselves. On campus there is a food pantry, this is here so that no one has an excuse for not being able to complete their college work because of they are leaking household necessities. The C2C program sets up a group of civic ambassadors, student mentors, to help the students who go into their office and ask, they are willing to help the individual with any college problems they are having short of doing the work for you....   [tags: mentos, volunteering, class, learn]

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Doing Good for Others

- ... Volunteering not only helps create and strengthens friendships, it also is good for your mind and body (Volunteering and). Volunteering can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life gratification. Doing good for others and the community creates an impression of accomplishment, which makes you feel good about yourself, which then boosts your self-assurance. According to (Volunteering and): When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine....   [tags: volunteering, donating time]

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How I Learned to Love Community Service

- "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - Confucius "Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special." - George R. Bach Filing. The word itself made me shudder. The hours spent kneeling at the cabinet searching for folders, the monotony of sorting hundreds of papers into piles, and the sharp sting of pain as my finger hit the edge of a peer at the wrong angle – it was tortuous on so many levels. It had only been 3 months since I’d started volunteering at the hospital, and already I was sick of it....   [tags: Essays on Volunteering]

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Volunteering at the Dover Children's Museum

- For my experiential learning project I volunteered at the Dover Children’s Museum. The second Sunday of every month they have a program called ‘Exploring Our Way’. Between the hours of ten and twelve they open up the museum exclusively for children with autism and their families. During our orientation with Paula, who is the leader of this program, we were given information about children with autism; similar to the general information we received in class. In addition to that we told about the adaptations the museum does at this time to make it a more comfortable places for the children with autism....   [tags: my experiential learning project]

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Moral Development : The Way Someone Thinks, Feels, And Behaves

- ... Those who create the benefits of volunteerism learn more about the community in which they live, while also enhancing community life (Shields and Gray par. 1). This perspective can change the reality of the world around students, making them more humble, and increasing good character (Borus 26, 27). Therefore, it is simple to see the amazing effects volunteering has on the well-being of community members. Student led volunteer projects are completely conceivable when schools express support in said projects....   [tags: High school, Education, College, Volunteering]

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Volunteers Should Not Be Rewarded

- Nowadays you can volunteer in different type of places. There are a lot of various organizations that need volunteers. What you can do to help these organizations are help clean parks, go to a foreign country to help from a natural disaster, etc. These are just some of the things you can do at these institutions. When volunteering the question is asked if people who volunteer should receive benefits or a reward for offering their service. I believe they shouldn't because if you’re receiving a benefit it becomes like a part-time job it takes the point of volunteering out of the equation....   [tags: volunteering, benefits, reward, pay, service]

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The Gap Year

- The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future. Making plans for college. A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates. They see it as a way to relax and mentally prepare themselves for the future....   [tags: beginning college, working, volunteering]

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Personal Experience: Volunteering at Victim Support

- ... I sometimes distribute victims to supporters and arrange times, dates and locations for meetings. Lastly, I perform safety checks for home visits so that VS volunteers, minimizing risk for them. Working with vulnerable adults in person, I was able to practice the skills I learned in my Middlesex undergraduate course. Though we had been told that supervision was important to counsellors, I thought it was exclusively for the benefit of the client. The distress expressed by people whose dead mother's ring was stolen, or were terrified to leave their homes after a violent assault was harder for me to hear than I had expected....   [tags: burglary, sexual assault, domestic violence]

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Speech on Volunteering

- As Henry the 8th said to one of his wives, "I won't keep you long". Good evening, members and guests. The average American high school student is in school 7 hours a day, from 8AM to 3PM and is asleep 9 hours a day, from 10PM to 7AM. Over the years, I have noticed that San Mateo County high school students are not your average American high school students. Most of us are at school from sunrise to sunset, club meeting here, track meet there, "mom. I'll be home for dinner by six!" That's 10 hours a day at school....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Free Essays - The Joys of Volunteering

- The first agency I volunteered to work for is a program called Summer Quest. Summer Quest is designed to help students that are in the sixth through twelfth grade experience a "positive summer experience." What this actually means is that it provides students an opportunity to do fun and exciting things, in a positive atmosphere. Instead of the students sitting at home alone the entire summer, they have a place where they can hang out and enjoy themselves. This is a great program that offers students an alternative to getting into trouble and being alone during the Summer....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Volunteering at the Colorado State Fair Lost Child Center

- ... This year my squadron became a venturing crew too, (Venturing is a branch of Boy Scouts) because this year we decided to perform the Lost Child Center as a Venturing crew, and therefore is counted as community service. The role of the Lost Child Center is to help locate lost children when their parents contact; however, more often than not, we are finding the parents whose children contacted us. Wearing orange shirts, blue jeans, and tennis shoes, we walked the State Fair, searching for lost children and parents, while keeping an eye out for intoxicated persons and gang activity....   [tags: community service for my AAA class]

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Community Volunteering

- Over the years I have been very involved in my community and school. Being a part of something helps to define who you are as a person and the principles and values you hold as important. A personal experience that helps to show my talents and skills can be illustrated by my trip to Italy last April with the MHS Language Department. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the United States and Canada with my family so traveling abroad to Italy seemed like a natural adventure....   [tags: traveling to Italy]

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Children in Need of Back to School Supplies

- Children in Need of Back to School Supplies Going back to school is an exciting time of the year for many students, as it is a fresh start with endless possibilities. Along with meeting new classmates, teachers and gaining knowledge, there is also the chance to reinvent oneself with every new school year. Shopping for new clothes and school supplies is something that every family must do, every year when summer winds down and kids get back to “the grind”. According to one survey, on average, families in 2013 spent about $635.00 on clothing, shoes, supplies, and electronics when shopping for the school year....   [tags: Poverty, Volunteering]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis with Community Serving

- In a perfect situation the American people would all have the career they want and maintain the expense of the house hold they live in. Due to the economy drop and job losses Americans cannot afford the homes they live in. To help the foreclosure crisis I came up with the idea of community service of the people who are losing their homes. My plan not only will help the foreclosing it will create jobs. Community service will instill a new idea to the Americans who are willing to do what they have to in order to save their homes....   [tags: Foreclosures, volunteering, ]

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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center

- On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ]

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Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses

- Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses The day was grey and heavy; snow, in great drifts, lined the brick way. The brick and concrete halls loomed in the horizon; the years of the past century seemed to descend upon me as a curtain. Men in bowler hats and women in great dresses seemed more appropriate than my khaki cargo pants or leather jacket. The brick became concrete; and, I walked the path down the hill, past the great elms, and into the Sackett building. Wandering up the stairs, down halls, and finally finding the appropriate room, I entered and greeted the ruckus of the Best Buddies’ organizational meeting....   [tags: Volunteering Best Buddies Essays]

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The, The And, And The Television

- ... Although she was passionate to change the lives of local people, she only imposed redundant tasks on local labor that had helped her to rebuild the construction, which she meant to build on her own. Her trip turned out to be not helpful at all, but detrimental as her volunteer works had taken away jobs for local labor, and even made the local labor to help her again without receiving wages; thus, she had worsened the wealth disparity problem among the population in Tanzania; not to discuss that her useless offer may hinder country’s growth of development on larger scale....   [tags: Third World, First World, Tourism, Volunteering]

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Male and Female College Students in The End of Men by Hanna Rosin

- Defining today’s college student is no easy task, as today’s college student is many things and many different types of people. You’ve probably heard the phrase “typical college student,” but does anyone really know who the typical college student is. I’m sure you are picturing a young twenty-year-old hanging out on a big, beautiful campus with a large grassy area and lots of students bustling around; a scene fit for a movie. Let’s face it though, college isn’t exactly like it’s portrayed in the movies....   [tags: past generations, volunteering oportunities]

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Why I Want to Live in Japan and Teach Children

- This program involves everything I would want in a career/experience. This program would allow me to take enjoyment in educating children as well as learning and beholding one of the most historically prosperous country. In my own employment experiences, I determine that I am happiest helping for the volunteer programs involving children. I am excited to have a chance to work with children as well as fulfill my love of history, art, and culture. I have spent most of my adult life working in a job that I take very little joy from....   [tags: career, Japan, travel, volunteering, ]

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Immanuel Kant and The Hypothetical Imperatives

- Immanuel Kant an influential philosopher of deontological, or duty based, ethics. Kant believed actions are given moral worth, not by the outcome, but by the motive behind it, and the only way to act morally is one that comes about based on universal laws. There is a class of imperatives that we must do, despite the outcome. Kant called these "categorical imperatives," we can call these moral actions. We do them because we feel obligated, they are our duty, and we do so whether we like the outcome, or not....   [tags: personal experience, volunteering]

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Service Learning And The Homeless Center

- On an average night in our community, there are around 9,500 individuals and families without a place to stay, according to the State Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty (2009). Because of this fact, there is a desperate need for shelter and volunteers to serve at these shelters. There are only 1,995 emergency beds, which is not enough to accommodate all of the homeless, and there is an even smaller number of workers willing to volunteer. The Homeless Center offers beds and meals to the homeless, working poor, and unemployed....   [tags: Volunteering, Volunteer]

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What Makes a Hero?

- Hero what is the true distinction of the word. Society believes today that if someone who has a big wallet, the natural pizazz and the world following and a few humanitarian acts. Though there are many different definitions to the word let's focus on the definition of the word A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. To become a hero you have to do something that catches someone's eye or attention this does not have to be anything big because a hero can be one who accomplishes even the smallest act or achievement....   [tags: Admiration, Volunteering, Recognition]

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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]

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Cardboard Citizens Visit Secondary Schools to Share Experiences and Issues

- Current statistics show that teenagers from the UK have taken more drugs, drunk more alcohol and smoked more cigarettes than any other country in Europe. Children and young people today are capable of achieving greater things in life and should not feel the need to take a wrong path. Reports show that this mainly comes down to other entertainment being far too expensive and peer pressure being existent. Schools today do not provide parents with enough valuable information on these substances and the dangers, resulting in binge drinking, homelessness and early teenage pregnancies....   [tags: UK, volunteering, young adults, teenagers, experie]

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The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service

- The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service Some people suggest that everyone between the ages of 18 and 21 should be required to perform one year of community or government service. Such service might include the Peace Corps, Environmental Conservancy Corps, a hospital, the military, a rural or inner-city school, or other community outreach projects. I believe forcing the service of any group of people is a bad idea. In this case, three reasons come to mind as to what makes this idea bad....   [tags: Teenagers Community Service Volunteering Essays]

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Community Service

- Community Service I have always been involved in groups that perform community service projects. In fact, I was recently elected to as VP of Public Relations of the Student MOVE group. We are a group of 12 individuals that are the advisory committee for all of the community service organizations on campus, but we organize many alternative activities and events. I even did a service learning project for my Spanish class last semester with Cynthia Wells. I attended the Spanish mass every Sunday, and I was a greeter....   [tags: Volunteering Volunteerism Essays]

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Volunteerism is Increasing

- Research indicates that in previous economic downturns volunteering rates typically decrease. Whether because of, or despite, the economy volunteerism is currently holding steady. A report published by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found that a total of 61.8 million or 26.4% Americans volunteered through a nonprofit organization last year, up .02% from the previous year. Extrapolated, these numbers suggest 824,010 Orange County residents volunteered in one of our community’s nonprofits just last year....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Report on Volunteerism at Penn State University

- Introduction: Society needs volunteers to help daily life run smoothly. The altruistic idea of donating one’s time for the greater good of the community creates a sense of hope for future generations, a concept that some say remains uncommon today especially with the unemployment rate and negativity thrown at us by the media. Most people assume that one volunteers after they find their niche in society, have a stable life, and volunteer to keep themselves occupied; though realistically, the community needs younger volunteers just as much as older ones for their enthusiasm, able bodies, and higher energy levels....   [tags: altruism, donating time]

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Volunteerism and Community Service in America Today

- “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). Part I: Volunteerism and Community Service in the United States Research shows that when Americans are "properly asked to serve", they serve, says the Corporation for National and Community Service, on their website dedicated to U.S. volunteerism(Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014). The question, then, is what does "properly asked to serve" consist of....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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The Importance of Volunteerism

- In social science, economists argue that people act in their personal best interest; in contrast, volunteers willingly share their talents and provide services to others with no obligation or any incentive for personal gain. Volunteers have made significant contributions to charitable, educational, and worthwhile causes within a small community to foreign countries with no boundaries. Undeniably, the exchange of thoughts and experiences are extended through the volunteer process. With flexibility in time and summer vacations, university students are a large majority in the volunteer force around the world The involvement in volunteerism and extracurricular activities are not only beneficial...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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Senior Year: The Final Stretch

- Senior year is often thought of as the bridge to the unknown. It is an ample wasteland full of confusion and endless paperwork, and stress for most students (Dreis, Rehage). With all this dysfunction, often times schools forget that senior year is an essential link between child hood and the major responsibility of the future. A typical senior schedule is packed with electives with only a few minor core classes allowing students to slack through their last year no problem. This, however, does not prepare students for life....   [tags: school, education, volunteerism, internship]

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A Study Of Philanthropy And Volunteerism

- INTRODUCTION As a study of Philanthropy and volunteerism, it is important for one to take into account why the two are needed in the first place and where exactly are they the most relevant. There is a saying that you can 't receive unless you let go of what 's in your hand; which means you have to let go in order to receive. However, I also believe that you have to not have in order to receive. The United States is a country in which a few have a lot and a lot have a few. There are countries where a few have a few (when you look at how much Kenyan money really is when compared to the American Dollar in which 1 U.S....   [tags: Kenya, Africa, United States, East Africa]

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