do you volunteer for any organastion ?.....:-)

United States
August 16, 2008 5:48pm CST
Me and my daughter volunteer at least two times a week at an animal shelter in the town where we live. We feed and water the animals, walk the dogs, clean out the cats cages, and play with the cats. Then we scoop the poop out of the kennels for the dogs. A dirty job. It is hard not to get attached to the animals because if there not adopted out then, the shelter has to put them down. We got really attached to one dog, or my daughter did, we took him home. His name is Snoopy. The shelters rely mostly on volunteer workers, and donations. We started this so I could get my daughter out of the house. I wanted for her to have something to do. Now we both enjoy it. Even though I really don't care for animals that well. What do you volunteer for?........;-)
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• Philippines
20 Aug 08
hi!!! me and my beau are also volunteers..we've been in a rescue group for about 13 years now...we went under lots of trainings and it practically helped us in our day to day lives...i even landed on my current job beacause of the trainings i had in my volunteer group...being a volunteer is never easy..sometimes, when the group runs out of funds, we managed to dig into our own pockets just to get by and to just to make the organization work...right now, we are still hoping that we could find sponsors to get our ambulance back in the track again..(it has been down for a over a year now)..volunteerism gives us a different kind of high..try looking a a good cause to volunteer too and find more meaning to your exixtence..
• United States
20 Aug 08
Sound like a good thing to volunteer for. Did you think of having fundraisings to get your ambulance running again. I'm not sure if you do that where you live. We do all kind of things in the United States. WE do car washes. Or bake sales. Some photography studios will even do a fund raiser for you. Just am idea. Thanks.......;-)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
we've done some activities like that but haven't raised enough yet..thanks for the advice..we will try to figure out a lot of ways more...
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I think that is wonderful that you and your daughter volunteer for such a worthy cause. I always wanted to volunteer for something, but finding the time is a different story.
• United States
17 Aug 08
I understand how that is also. I sometime don't have the time to go. My daughter makes me fill so guilty. She thinks the animals might not get fed or something. People do work there. Tell her that though. Maybe you you can find something that will interest you...:-)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Something you or anyone can do as a volunteer, that doesn't take a lot of time. You could go buy a small bag of dog food, any kind, or cat food. And drop it off at your local animal shelter. Most of the animal shelters rely solely on donation.....:-(
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I volunteer for just about everything someone asks me to do! I really need to learn the word "no" - I help out at my kids' schools, do PTA, coach soccer, direct children's theater, judge forensic competitions, and just pitch in wherever I can.
• United States
17 Aug 08
You are a busy bee, I hope you don't have a job. That's a lot of volunteering. I used to work only 3 days a week. I would spend as much time at school as I could. Our kid are only young once, and when you miss it you can't get it back. You want regret being there for them. My son is 18 and he graduated this year. I got to volunteer at his school for about 5 years. I loved it. HATS OFF TO YOU ! ! !..........:-)
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I am a substitute teacher, so I get off early in the day, and have a flexible schedule.
• United States
16 Aug 08
First, I must say a big THANK YOU to you and your daughter for volunteering at your local animal shelter! I'm sure it must be very heartbreaking and very rewarding, at the same time. I'm pretty much housebound, but I do manage to do my part with the animal shelters. I collect old comforters, towels, sheets, etc. from people off of freecycle (the ones that are too stained or ragged to be used on beds anymore), cut them up, and sew them into dog/cat beds. A shelter volunteer comes by whenever I've got a bunch ready to take back. I also save all of the petfood, litter, and OTC pet medication, bleach, etc. coupons I get in the newspaper for them.
@checapricorn (16069)
• United States
23 Jan 09
[i]Hi walkthetalk, wow..that is a great job! I love doing that too! Starting this Sunday, I will be working as a volunteer once a week only at the Hospital, I will be in the gift shop and they also rely only on volunteers to work with them! I am excited at least, can share my time and I will also be meeting new friends![/i]
@bizmom24 (163)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I love to volunteer my time when needed or asked. i volunteer my time to my daughters school, and classroom, my son's basketball team, and my daughters girls scout troop. and I love the rewards from it and the great feeling i have afterward. so any volunteering anyone can do for 1 or 2 things or places. it's worth it. Bizmom24