Have you ever done volunteer work, tried to make a difference?

@katie0 (5212)
Japan
August 11, 2011 11:35pm CST
I don't believe people that go to church or work hard are a good people, but activists, volunteers, people who make a difference and only cared about being paid in the heart are. Do you ever done volunteer work? I'm vegan and animal rescuer but I love humans too, for years I worked in an elderly home, mostly I talked and listened to those dear older women who got abandoned by their own kids, it's sad but also volunteering can make us happy in ways that not even love, money, a new product can make. So...are you a good person? Do you make a difference?
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11 responses
• Mexico
15 Aug 11
Hi katie: That's an interesting point of view. I have made volunteer as a french teacher for three months and in general I can tell you that it has been a satisfying experience to teach the persons that have academic problems to get better. I really enjoyed and I also praticed my knoledges on this languajes. ALVARO
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Aug 11
I have never volunteered for any truly needy causes, mainly just sporting clubs, my children's school and stuff like that. I have also done some volunteer work planting permaculture gardens in a movement known as a "Permablitz". http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/PermaBlitz
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
13 Aug 11
Hi katie, you got good discussion right here.. During my college days, I joined a group called ROS( Reaching Out Society) We provide children/older people with food. Which reach out to people who needs us badly...It feels great to help other people. And now, I gave food to people in the street..I always share my blessings to the less fortunate..
@GemmaR (8526)
12 Aug 11
I have done a lot of volunteer work in my time, and I would love to be able to do that as a career in the future. Unfortunately, there aren't all that many paid positions within charities at the moment and I wouldn't be able to afford to take enough time out of work in order to volunteer my time to the charity instead. I have done a lot of work for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK in the last year, and I would love more than anything to be able to carry that on in the future so that I can help the charity as they're a really worthy cause.
• United States
12 Aug 11
I love to volunteer, it makes me happy to be able to help another. I volunteer at the local homeless shelter, passing out food. If I can put a smile on someones face that has nothing, then it is all worth it.
• India
12 Aug 11
Yup... I have volunteered in NSS camp at my College... We used to visit rural and backward areas and help the people and children there... we used to teach the children to read and write and also ttaught them cleanliness habbits. we have also conducted various blood donation camps and have planted trees on environment day. we have visited the aged and orphans. We also visited handicaped and mentally retarded children and sang songs n all for them... Really feels good to go social service... At the end of the year we get additional marks (10marks) in our final exam for joining NSS..
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
Here's the thing: I've always wanted to do volunteer work, but I don't have the time and resources to do that, unfortunately. I'm an MS student, with a scholarship that I fully depend my life on thus far, and currently my MS degree's almost at hand. Everyday during my ride to school, I see these street beggars that constantly breaks my heart whenever I see them. I always think about "what do they do during the night? where do they sleep? How do they feed themselves? Where are their families, who are supposed to be supporting them?" And I came up with an interesting plan: After my graduate studies, I'll try to save as much as I could, to put up something that - would not feed them, but rather give them a chance to save their lives. Either I find a way to give them a stable job that would at least allow them to feed themselves three times a day. As much as I want to help these people, I also want them to be able to build their self confidence by having the strength to stand up from the streets.
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
I don't think that you can just put tags on people and categorize them as good or bad people.WE all have motives in doing things. and we are ALL humans so I think we don't really have a right to judge someone's character. We go to church coz its our duty do pay homage to the LORD. we work because we NEED money. Money is essential in our daily lives. If we don't work how can we eat? MOney does not grow on trees. I used to be a volunteer nurse and I am glad I helped people BUT i don't think I would be able to clasiffy myself and the others as good. It might show for some people that we are doing goody stuff but I think the essence of doing things that you think are helpful then classify it as "I am such a good Person" then you pat your back for doing that is kind of make things off balance. You do things as you like but don't go on and judge people for what they are doing. know them first and don't classify people as good or bad just because on the outside they are too dedicated to their work or going to church and have perceptions that maybe they are not that good. they are just way too perfect. But as I said before we should not judge people on the outside. get to know them first.
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
I don't know if I am a good person. I think, that is for other people to say. But as much as possible and whenever I can, It ry to make a difference in everything that I do. I remember once when I am part of a volunteer group for a medical mission campaign. The work was difficult but the feeling is really rewarding. Also, it is a great feeling trying to help the less fortunate people. I have experienced also helping out flood victims, orphan children and aged individuals. The feeling is superb when you know that you made others smile. As for making a difference in work. I always try to inspire and motivate the people around me. It is really very rewarding when somebody comes to you and appreciate those little things that you do for them.
@spazz435 (323)
• United States
12 Aug 11
I love people who volunteer their services to the community. I volunteer my time as much as I can to my community. I like to contribute my time at the homeless shelter and animal shelters. And if I can't give time, I give my spare money and buy things to donate to the community. I eventually, when I get the spare money, want to sponser a child in a poor country. Volunteer is a great thing to do. It does make you a great person. Happy MyLotting!
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
I can't say that I am a good person (lol) but I do anything I can to make a difference to be remembered and help other people. I was asked to help in medical missions when missioners come in our town.