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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 Immigration Of The Texas Border Volunteers

- Furthermore, in 2002 alone there were numerous death pertaining to car or train deaths involving the smugglings of undocumented immigrants. Early in the summer of that year, the bodies of two young men ages sixteen and twenty one were found inside of a car’s trunk after careless smugglers fled the scene when deputies began chase of the Mazda caring undocumented migrants (Urrea 210). Later that summer four migrants were killed after the driver drove on the wrong side of the road and colliding head-on with another car causing it to go flying over the embankment (Urrea 69).That same year the bodies of eleven migrants were found locked within a train’s rail car months after being loaded by the c...   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Reviewing The Cases That The Volunteers Will Be A For The Four Cases

- In reviewing the cases that the volunteers will be reenacting for the four cases, I have briefly done a case study and my briefings are below for the cases. There are four cases that will be documented below with references back to the information that I have reviewed. The student version of writing a case brief is referenced for a summary of the case and not all the details in full depth (John Jay College for Criminal Justice, 1999). Granholm v. Heald The facts about this eight-year old case is that small wineries were not able to sell to individual consumers directly (Findlaw, 2016b)....   [tags: United States Constitution, U.S. state]

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Manchester Event Volunteers Case Study And Organisations

- This report will analyse the Manchester Event Volunteers case study and the organisations role in the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. This report will discuss in detail the three questions that are related to the case study, outlining the main issues and key challenges related to each question, provide suitable and creative solutions to overcome the stated challenges while using a wide range of supporting evidence from core theories, journal articles, lecture materials and relevant online information....   [tags: Management, Event planning, Project management]

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The Best Practices For Engaging Volunteers Through Social Media Platforms

- Understanding how to successfully engage volunteers is vital for non-for-profits. There are a variety of ways they can connect with them. This paper will discuss the best practices for engaging volunteers through social media. In order to effectively do so, non-for-profits should focus on three fundamental components: their approach before, during, and after engaging volunteers on social media. Before engaging with volunteers, it is important for non-for-profits organizations to have a plan of what they are going to do and how they will be implementing it....   [tags: Social media, Facebook, A Great Way to Care]

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How Staff And Volunteers Provide An Active Learning, Engagement, And Participation

- In Families talking about ecology at touch tanks from 2013, the authors Charles Kopczak, James F. Kisiel, and Shawn Rowe explain their research of the indication how staff and volunteers provide an ‘active learning, engagement, and participation’ to guests. The article claims how the interactions are unique from each volunteer and how they interact with the guests is highly important to them and the culture. The structure of the piece has a research paragraph where it explains the main idea then the introduction and subheadings throughout the article categorizing every section such as ‘Learning at touch tanks’, ‘Searching for ecology’, ‘Methods’, ‘Results’ etc....   [tags: Question, Scientific method, Engagement, Answer]

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The Clinical Manager Of The Assisted Living Facility Affiliated With Volunteers Of America ( Voa )

- An interview was conducted with Angie Zimmerman R.N.; she is the clinical manager of the assisted living facility affiliated with Volunteers of America (VOA). She has 13 years of nursing experience, most of which has been in the assisted living nursing field. Angie received a degree in kinesiology before realizing nursing was her true passion. A typical day for her is “a little of everything”; she manages the budget, runs investigations [as needed], follows up on concerns, is on the safety council, runs care conferences, and ensures customer satisfaction (A....   [tags: Nursing, Health care provider, Health care]

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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 ]

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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]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment: Phillip Zimbardo

- The experimental study that I chose to write about is the Stanford Prison Experiment, which was run by Phillip Zimbardo. More than seventy applicants answered an ad looking for volunteers to participate in a study that tested the physiological effects of prison life. The volunteers were all given interviews and personality tests. The study was left with twenty-four male college students. For the experiment, eighteen volunteers took part, with the other volunteers being on call. The volunteers were then divided into two groups, guards and prisoners, randomly assigned by coin flips....   [tags: volunteers, degradation, prison]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

- The Civil War was a war that changed many people for many reasons. With the outbreak in 1861, women and men both eagerly wanted to fight for the cause. About 400 women even disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War because they wanted to help so badly. During this time period, the men, fathers, husbands, and friends went off to fight for their country and women were home, fending for themselves. The War had an effect on all different women. They went from having someone bring home what they needed and taking care of them, to being alone, forced to support themselves and their families....   [tags: women, nursing, volunteers]

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A Reflection On The Vip Volunteer Program

- Volunteers are selfless beings, who are vital participants in societies and give their time to helping individuals and the community at large. Volunteers work with others as a team to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. The VIP (Volunteers Interacting with Patients) program has a local and global relevance by promoting the involvement of people in the lives of communities and of a wider society through its projects and volunteering. This experience has instilled in me a stronger connection and awareness of people in my community, as well as, people in other societies....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Volunteer, Volunteering]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Teaching Groups Of The Volunteer Staff

- During our last session we reviewed tactics in order to maintain order and control within the sessions. Since we will be teaching groups of 25-30 there must be regulations, and in order to provide a safe and fun environment all of the volunteer staff agreed the importance of structure in the sessions. One key topic that we discussed was how to react to children who misbehave. Though we each have different backrounds, we all agreed that the best tactic would be too remove the child and leave disciplinary action up to the schooling staff....   [tags: Primary school, Primary education, School]

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History Of Tennessee And The Volunteer Spirit

- Throughout the history of Tennessee there has been many influential people, events, and themes. Although they are all significant in their own way because they have all helped to constructed Tennessee into the way it is today, some in particular still stand out. If it weren’t for the positive, or negative, effect some factors played out, things in Tennessee would be completely different for the volunteer state. The two people that stand out between the years of 1860-1990 are Cordell Hull and Frank Clement....   [tags: United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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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]

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The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

- The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) is an organization that is increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas through recruiting, training, and the support of volunteer attorneys. The DVAP is a joint program and was created in 1997 when the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas organizations merged their pro bono programs to create one interconnected effort to address the legal needs of the poor in Dallas. Before you can become a DVAP client you must first meet strict financial eligibility guidelines....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, Legal clinic, Legal aid]

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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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Why Do Not Volunteer?

- Why Not Volunteer. While Joanne Levy-Prewitt reminisces to a few weeks earlier when she listened to Jim Lehrer’s plan regarding volunteer work post-high school education, she implants her personal opinion of high school volunteer work and the admission requirements. She utilized examples like “working at homeless shelters,” and digging irrigation ditches” to define what is volunteer service work during high school years. She maintained throughout her essay the generalization that many high school students complete volunteer work only to impress future college options....   [tags: High school, College, Volunteering, Education]

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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]

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The Culture Is Changed One Volunteer At A Time

- (Hackman, 2002), team communication, cohesion and coordination (Brannick, 1993). 4. Lead by example as the culture is changed one volunteer at a time. Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts used this approach to garner support for organizational changes until she effectively built a new culture within the leadership (Fritz, 2011). 5. Implement a program to recognize the efforts of volunteers on a monthly basis. In keeping with a restricted budget, the award could be something as simple as a awarding a designated parking spot with the words “Volunteer of the Month” inscribed or a cake and punch announcement of the award....   [tags: Management, Employment]

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The Screen Process For Volunteer Work At Brookdale

- The screen process for volunteer work at Brookdale took a week. The screening process consisted of a credit and criminal background test, an interview, and a drug test. I would have thought I was applying for a paid position. Volunteers also have to write a paragraph on why you would like to be a volunteer and your volunteer experience. I know the screen process is important, because it protect the rights and the safety of senior residents, so I was more than will to complete the process. On May 28th, 2016, I and five other volunteers showed up at Brookdale Lake Arlington nursing home and assistant living community....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Care of residents]

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Safe Families For Children As A Volunteer Movement

- Safe Families for Children is a volunteer movement that was founded in Chicago in 2003, and has extended its branches to different states including Maryland. Its vision is to provide safe, nurturing families for kids and supportive, thriving communities for families in distress. Its mission is to offer trust based relational intervention to heart broken children and families. Safe Families supports children during crises. Here in Maryland, Building Families for Children serves as the local implementer....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Child protection]

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The External Environment For Student Volunteer Army

- ANS.2 When we analyze the external environment for student volunteer army can mainly from the following aspects. Policed Essentially, student volunteer army is also an organization, thus any service they provided must be reasonable and legal. For example, student volunteer army need to record the basic information in the relevant government departments, after obtaining the permission from the local government to carry out rescue activities. These policies make student volunteer army run more orderly, and it is propitious to get support from the government....   [tags: Public relations, Communication, Newspaper]

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My Service Learning Project And Volunteer

- Insert Title Here Service-learning is a great way to experience course objectives in the real world, outside of the classroom, and can help individuals to become global citizens by providing an opportunity to practice active citizenship and social responsibility through community engagement. For my Global Citizenship (SS103.XB1B.16SPR) course, I decided to take a direct approach for my service learning project and volunteer in my local community to help those in need of food. I chose to help a group of people, known as “Team Rochester”, at my church, Hope Summit Christian Church, which is located in Rochester, MN....   [tags: Poverty in the United States, Poverty]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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]

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Feed My Starving Children Hosted A Volunteer Event At Coon Rapids

- Feed My Starving Children hosted a volunteer event at Coon Rapids, MN on August 31st, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm. The volunteers’ job was to package soy, rice, carrots mixed with potatoes, and vitamins in sealed bags. Then, place them in cardboard boxes where they would be shipped them out. There need to be at least 6 volunteers on each assembly line but we had 7 volunteers. The first person scoops the vitamins and the carrots mixed with potatoes, then empties them into the funnel, where a bag catches the contents....   [tags: Vitamin C, Vitamin, Immune system]

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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]

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Special Skills And Qualities That Can Benefit Our Volunteer Program

- Please state your reasons for volunteering along with any of your special skills and qualities that would benefit our volunteer program. (Please do not exceed the allotted space.) The volunteer program would allow me to help the community of Ronald Regan Hospital, as well as gain experience of working in a Hospital environment. I have an interest in Nursing and want to learn about healthcare from a clinical perspective, while helping patients feel better. My interest in Nursing stems from my involvement in an organization called Volunteers of America, which allowed me to be a caretaker for a girl named Maya who has autism; a developmental disorder that affects how she relates and communica...   [tags: Education, Student, High school, Ronald Reagan]

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My Experience At The Varsity Team Captains Of America, Volunteer Projects, Friendships, And Diversity

- I am lucky enough to say that I have had a variety of leadership opportunities and experiences in my life that have led me to be the person I am today. Many of these experiences came from involvement in wrestling, Boy Scouts of America, volunteer projects, friendships, and different employment opportunities. I recurrently underestimate the degree of impact these experiences have had on my life. Although a considerable amount of these have been positive experiences, some of them have definitely been quite challenging....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Management, Decision making]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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

- 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....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Volunteerism, Want]

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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]

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Benefits Of Volunteering For Children

- Volunteering has been committed for years, no matter the social statue, people have attributed time to impact others. Volunteerism is when a person uses their own time or talents for the greater good in their community, “Today, nearly one in four Americans, an estimated 64.3 million people, have served as volunteers.” (Rosenburg) The internet has strongly help contribute to these numbers with advertising, allowing people to find opportunities in their community. In times of great despair, we need volunteers....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Volunteering, Volunteer]

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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]

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Volunteering At The World And Make A Better World

- 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 to help are making a lot of differences....   [tags: Volunteer, Volunteering, Giving, Volunteerism]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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Becoming A Social Worker : A Volunteer

- Having spent the last two years working as a volunteer in the social service field, I have come to realize that my passion lies in helping people, who are in a position of less advantaged. With a view to accomplish my ambition to become a social worker I am currently taking an access to a master degree of social work. I have gained some insight into mental health while working as a volunteer in The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association. In my current role as a volunteer, I have gained confidence and experience, when serving individuals with Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities or the other disabilities and their family members with a wide vari...   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social theory]

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My First Days As A Volunteer

- During my first days as a volunteer at Jackson Memorial Hospital, I was overcome with excitement that may better be described as nerves. Jackson, as it is commonly shortened by the Miami residents, is the number one trauma hospital in Miami, and possibly even South Florida. However, it may appear to be frightening to many because it receives any and all medical cases and being a public hospital, it is frequented by prisoners, which, personally, is what I believe frightens others. Although I was warned of the challenges I might face, I was intrigued to further look into my ever so long interest in the field of medicine....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Hospital, Patient]

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The Importance Of General Anesthesia And A Volunteer

- They wheeled me into the operating room with my IV in and they were ready to start my tonsillectomy. I was ten years old and the nurse who was talking to me asked if I was nervous. “A little”, I murmured. “But I don’t think I’ll fall asleep quickly. I don’t really sleep well”. As she laughed, she said, “I usually have trouble sleeping too, but we’ll have you to sleep when I count to three, it always works on me”. I was too young to know that general anesthesia makes you unconscious. All I remember is everyone in the operating room saying together “one, two, three”....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Surgery, Hospital]

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I Am A Student As A Volunteer

- 1. In what capacity have you served as a volunteer prior to this experience. I am transfer student from Clark State Community College; in some of my education classes I have completed observations in Dayton Public Schools. In total I have done 18 hours of observations in preschool and kindergarten classes. In which I had great learning experiences. 2. How are you different from some of your peers. First of all, I am a mother of two amazing children that admire me to become a better learner and future teacher, because I think raising children is another way of pedagogy....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, Knowledge]

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Training At The Volunteer Training Event

- The sometimes heavy cloud cover and drenching rain could not damper the spirits of 30 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airman who traveled from across the state to train and compete together at the Annual Adjutant General’s Pistol Match, held May 29-31, 2015, at the Volunteer Training Site in Tullahoma, Tennessee. “It is a three day training event,” said Army Sergeant 1st Class Dave Kennom, instructor for the 117th Regimental Training Institute, Smyrna, Tennessee and the noncommissioned officer in charge of the event....   [tags: Sergeant, Non-commissioned officer]

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I Want For A Volunteer Position

- We are always keen to work with enthusiastic people who share our vision and goals. We would be pleased to consider you for a volunteer position on our board and/or committees. To help us get to know you better, please fill out this questionnaire below. For some questions, you can refer to an attached CV or provide your LinkedIn profile if that’s more convenient for you. Take as much space as you would like. Thank you for considering donating your valuable time to the Children’s Discovery Museum....   [tags: Strategic management, Problem solving]

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The Rapids Volunteer Fire Company

- The subculture that I picked out to study during this semester was the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company. I am a part of this subculture already and would like to express how important this volunteer job really is. Many people do not think of local volunteer fire companies that often when not much is really going on in your community. However, volunteer fire companies have a really important role in their community. Not only do they help keep the community safe, they try to keep the community involved in what is going on....   [tags: Firefighter, Firefighting, Member of Parliament]

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My Volunteer At Salvation Army

- In the past two years I have been involved in many extracurricular activities that have helped develop great skills such as communication skills and have become greatly involved in my community. For example, I am in many community service clubs such as Key Club, Renaissance, and Sobobans. These clubs have been involved with many things in the community such as helping at the California Theatre, helping at Salvation Army, and Renaissance in Renaissance we are currently involved in a service project that will benefit the community....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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My Motivation For A Volunteer

- My motivation to begin my volunteer work came after I was accepted into the National Beta Club in the eighth grade. We had to achieve a minimum of eight service hours and I ended up serving over twenty. When I was accepted into the Beta Club program I was given a list of different programs and places that we may fulfill our service in. I decided to volunteer at Gaffney’s local Soup Kitchen, Meals On Wheels, and nursing homes. What drove me to these places was my nanny. She lived in Westwind Village Apartments and received lunch and dinner through the Meals On Wheels program....   [tags: Nursing home, Nursing, Love, Geriatrics]

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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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Becoming A Volunteer Teacher At The Dance School

- At the end of my junior year, I decided that for my senior project, I wanted to be a volunteer teacher at the dance school I attended for over a decade. Dancing Lights and the staff and other girls there helped to shape who I am and created long-lasting relationships. I wanted to be able to volunteer somewhere that I could not only make a difference in people’s lives, but somewhere that the people I worked with would also make a difference in my life. After taking a few months to consider my options, I decided to go down a different path....   [tags: Learning, Education, Intelligence, Knowledge]

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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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A Brief Note On The Volunteer Interview / Intervention

- Volunteer Interview/Intervention Mr. Thomas’ goals Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Mr. Thomas had to make some changes in his life to help him cope and manage his illness. His goals revolve around lifestyle modification and diet control to keep the sickness at bay. The first goal that Mr. Thomas made was smoking cessation. As a diabetic senior citizen, smoking would gravely jeopardize Mr. Thomas’ health and may lead to the buildup of other complications such as cancer and heart attack. In light of this, Mr....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Blood sugar, Sugar, Diabetes]

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