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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 Best Practices For Engaging Volunteers Through Social Media Platforms

- ... Finally, the organization should always remember to keep it fun. People are more likely to volunteer if it is going to be fun and rewarding. “When we ask volunteers why they got involved, many say ‘it looked like it would be fun and I could make a difference” (Fish, 2013). Social media is an excellent way to promote volunteering and “show potential and current volunteers that your organization is fun, meaningful, interesting and a place where volunteers are valued” (Fish, 2013). There are a number of best practices to employ during the volunteer engagement....   [tags: Social media, Facebook, A Great Way to Care]

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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" (, 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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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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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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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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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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Finding Time to Volunteer

- Many people find it hard to make time to volunteer. Even so there are benefits of volunteering that can relate to you exponitaly. They can benefit many people besides you like your family, community, and strangers in need. If you make that connection to help others you can find new friends, reach out to the community around you, learn new skills, and even help you advance in your career. One main benefit of volunteering is how it connects you to others. The actions you do have an impact on your community....   [tags: community service]

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My Hospice Volunteer Experience

- My first encounter with hospice was on the receiving end and I remember asking the hospice nurse that first day, “How can you do this every day?” I will never forget her answer, “Hospice is not about dying, it’s about affirming life, helping people live their last days to the fullest.” During the next several months, I began to understand how true her words were. Today, as a volunteer, those words echo in my mind each time I’m about to meet a new patient. I was so excited to get my first assignment; I had taken all the volunteer classes, listened to countless stories from other volunteers....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

- ... 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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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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My First Days As A Volunteer

- ... On my very first day in the Gynecology Clinic, I was assigned to handle the patient paperwork, print out their wristbands, and take their vital signs. It was on this day that I encountered a very special patient to me, who not only entered the room escorted by two Department of Corrections officers, but was also handcuffed to her wheelchair. She was taken to a separate waiting room as I noticed the remaining patients mentally writing her off as a felon. This was the day I was warned about; however, I did not see it to be in need of warning....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Hospital, Patient]

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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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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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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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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

- ... Although these two majors are very different they both interest me because Sociology deals with the study of human relationships and has to do with the aspects of society, religion, and personal lives which are things that interest me greatly. On the other hand, Zoology deals with the study of a great variety of animals and how they function. These two careers interest me because I am intrigued by how human social relationships work and interested in studying all sorts of animals and insects....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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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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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

- ... In the beginning of my time there, I would sit quietly until they finished. However, as I got accustomed to them and they got comfortable with me, that time would turn into us talking about their day. Aside from being able to help them understand a new concept, my favorite part of my time at the Learning Center was having the kids run up to me, hug me, and then start to tell me about their day. My experiences the past six months have taught me a variety of lessons that I can apply to life. For one, I learned how to work with different types of people....   [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

- ... Thomas has sought to reduce his meat intake and incorporated other foods in his diet such as vegetables and fruits. Additionally, Mr. Thomas has had to reduce his sugar intake to help him manage his illness better. If his sugar levels remain unchecked, he runs the risk of developing other complications that may result in DKA, heart attack, kidney failure or the amputation of his limbs. To this end, he checks his blood sugar levels every day and he and his wife attend diabetes education classes....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Blood sugar, Sugar, Diabetes]

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A Student Taking a Gap Year is Conceivable

- ... University of Guelph undergrad Casey Panning, (24 years old) was sitting in a Southeast Asian geography class, when it occurred to her that she might never see Asia. With vague plans to teach geography, and inspired by a friend who had spent a semester in Singapore; Panning knew it was now or never (Counter). By committing to this challenge, not only was she working in an inimitable location, but also fine tuning her skills. An advantage while residing in a foreign country is that the native tongue can be learned much more easily than from the outside....   [tags: school, college, university, work, volunteer work]

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Volunteering and Adult Learning

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

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A Day as a Physical Therapy Volunteer

- As usual, John is late. Because the other two Physical Therapists (PTs) are busy on their rounds, I just wait, sitting on the therapy tables reading the assorted pamphlets that are available to the patients. Every part of the body is represented in these books on the shelf. A slight humming sound comes from the air conditioner. The freshly waxed tile floor reflects the light that shines from the ceiling tract lights. Since I am a volunteer, the lowest on the totem pole of health care, I have no specific duties....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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My Community Service Experience

- "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -- Maya Angelou This year, I had the opportunity to give back to the community in many ways. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and the county Science Museum. These volunteering experiences further opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities to serve by volunteering. Helping Hands has helped my family in the past. Several years ago my family was struggling with income and Helping Hands was generous enough to help us pay our electric bill....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning]

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The Failure of an All-Volunteer Military, by Andrew J. Bacevich

- “Failure of an All-Volunteer Military”, published in the Boston Globe in 2007, Andrew Bacevich argues that our all-volunteer military has failed, with his thesis, “Failure to correct those defects will only invite more Iraqs – unnecessary wars that once begun prove unwinnable.” He writes of how the all-volunteer military was created, the separation of society and the military, government losing the power to draft, and citizens losing their voice in “how the military is used.” He then writes, citizens feel no “obligation” to the military thereby will not join....   [tags: Defects, Consequences, Ribbons]

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My Cultural Excursion At Parkland Hospital Volunteer

- I began my cultural excursion on March 23rd, 2016 as hospital volunteer at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Going after the idea of living outside of my normal lifestyle was scary, yet exciting and I truly learned more about myself and the healthcare world. My dominant culture revolves around working out five days a week, consuming healthy meals and living an active lifestyle. I am constantly trying to find ways to keep my mind, body and spirit healthy, all the while maintaining a positive mentality....   [tags: Patient, Health care, Medicine, Personal life]

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The Crime And Crime Of Interest Then Volunteer Or Attend An Event Of An Organization

- ... She goes from being my aunt to a domestic violence victim. A few words spoken and she is a completely different person. When the person you love and commit to for life, belittles and degrades you it affects you no matter what. You doubt yourself, you think you have to change, you think you are the problem, or you may not know what to do. This type of abuse is not always seen or believed is happening. There is no proof that it is occurring. Many people can find it hard to believe with any physical evidence....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Domestic violence]

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Personal Experience: Becoming a Volunteer at Lekan Olawoye

- Community Assignment Community involvement provides an environment in which we improve the skills and gain the knowledge that can help us make a difference in our society. It endeavours to provide us opportunities to make decisions and encourages us to satisfy our academic needs sensibly and effectively. My assistance to the community is not huge but I did try to make a difference by helping the ward councillor, Lekan Olawoye, talk to and contributing to community members. Their mission is to provide a fresh start to the community members who are struggling to live in the York South-Weston area....   [tags: community involment, skills, knowledge]

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Personal Expectations From The Field Of Volunteer Management

- ... To elaborate on this cycle Quinn (2007:62), states the (a) concrete experience (personal experience) is something a student would consider interesting or problematic they, therefore, will engage in participating in a new activity to gain understand. This stage is where an individual would learn from their experience. (b) observation and information are gathered in regards to the experience which then the student would reflect upon, individuals will be able to view their experience in many perspectives....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Learning theory, Psychology]

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Volunteer At The Sweetwater Senior Center Health Fair

- Volunteer at the Sweetwater Senior Center Health Fair. I provided information to the seniors via brochures and by speaking to them about topics that affect their health and access to health resources. I spoke to them about depression including the symptoms, preventative measures, and treatment options. We listened to the specific concerns of those around us and helped conduct the fair as smoothly as possible. There were a lot more people than originally anticipated so I ran out of brochures and my station became verbal by explaining the disease to the seniors rather than having them take a brochure....   [tags: Medicine, Medical school, Health care, Patient]

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Why Do I Volunteer?

- Some people volunteer to gain career experience, to build their resume. Develop skills or learn new ones. In addition volunteer work enables others to make contacts with people in their chosen career. Some people volunteer to build self-esteem, to make themselves feel better. To feel needed, to feel that they have a place in this world. To truly feel like they are making a contribution to society. Some people volunteer for the social aspect, to climb the social ladder while helping those less fortunate....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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High School Internships

- ... Hayes- Johnson stated, “Many students are scared to explore and go beyond their comfort zones”. Looking through information I found a school in Greenwich, Connecticut that offers a Senior Internship program through the school in order for them to complete a senior project. To be eligible to participate in the program you must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, have satisfactory attendance and disciplinary records, and must not have failed or be in danger of failing any senior year course (“Senior Internship General Information” 1)....   [tags: volunteer work, getting a head start on education]

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Why I Volunteer

- "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi I believe I have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to grow up in Smallville, USA, in a home where my parents have instilled in me the principle that there is a service requirement beyond our immediate household. Realizing what has been provided for me by my parents, my church and my community, I want to use my college degree to serve my community. Not only have my parents modeled before me that we are to volunteer our time and services as citizens to make our community a better place to live, but they have always encouraged me to become involved in church and community activities....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]

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My Community Agency Hours I Chose For Volunteer With The Special Olympics

- For my community agency hours I chose to volunteer with the Special Olympics. I chose this agency because my high school always hosted Special Olympics and I enjoyed volunteering every year as a buddy. Going into their experience I did not know what to expect since it was on the weekend and not at my high school as I was used to. The event took place on April 30th at Westminster Christian Academy. It was a long day, but definitely worth it. I was paired with a 45 year old male named Kevin who I suspect had Down Syndrome....   [tags: Education, Special education, Lesson plan]

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The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer

- The Use of Vocabulary in Dulce Et Decorum Est and The Volunteer 'The Volunteer' by Herbert Asquith and 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen are two poems, which cast very different opinions on the Great War of 1914 - 1918. In 'The Volunteer' Asquith has created an inspirational mood, one that indicates patriotism and optimism. However, 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' contrasts 'The Volunteer', with its angry and bitter mood. One of the principal aspects that help to create the mood is the use of particular vocabulary....   [tags: Herbert Asquith Wilfred Owen Poetry Essays]

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Service Learning Should NOT be Mandatory For College Students

- Service learning is the name for forcing college students to do volunteer work as part of their college careers. The hope is that this volunteer work will give students a better sense of civic duty, and thus, be a worthy addition to college curriculums. However, this idea relies on the faulty premise that if one is forced to volunteer that one will derive the same benefits as someone who does it out of their own desire to help. Mandatory service learning will not have the desired effect, and should not be forced upon students....   [tags: required student volunteer work]

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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation

- ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment]

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Statment of Purpose for a Masters in International Public Health Nutrition

- England Since my high school days I have developed strong interests for the issues of health, especially public health and research, as I advocate the opinion that the health promotion and lifestyle improvement is a motor for addressing the current global health problems. That is why I enrolled myself at the Pokhara University, where I graduated first in my class, with distinction at the program Bachelor of Public Health. Therefore, I would like to apply for an MSc in International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster....   [tags: leadership, volunteer, education]

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Counseling and The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is

- The state certification credentialing board in Georgia for addiction counselors is The Georgia Addictions Counselors Associations (GACA) located in Smyrna, Georgia. This board was established in 1980. The GACA issues two credentials for addiction counselors and one credential for clinical supervisors. The mission of the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association is to increase awareness of drug dependence and abuse as a major social problem in society the expand of treatment centers made it a necessity to create a system that assures citizens of Georgia that addiction counselors has met an acceptable standard of professional competency....   [tags: Drugs, Certification, Volunteer]

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