Volunteer, and help others

helping others
@bounce58 (17524)
Canada
April 6, 2016 12:27pm CST
Two years ago, I switched jobs, and switched industries because I wanted to get into a company that have a great reputation of helping local communities. The company has a great culture of volunteering that we get rewarded (with points, which we could buy some cool stuff with from the company store) for the number of hours that we help out. Aside from the great feeling that we get from helping others, there’s also a great camaraderie between colleagues because we are often in a relaxed environment (including bosses), not worrying about targets, and spreadsheets, and savings, etc. Last year, we spent a few hours, and a few days at a local food bank sorting items. The place was stripped-down warehouse, so it was hot, but there were no complaints. It didn’t feel like work, and would even call it fun. Do you do any volunteering?
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@maezee (33009)
• United States
7 Apr 16
That is really cool. My sister works for a big bank and they do some volunteer projects as well. I dont want to seem negative but i feel the company is concerned for PR purposes primarily. But its still cool all the same. It is interesting to see yiour coworkers out of element. My job doesnt really do this. I usually volunteer once a week but it would be more fun with the coworkers!
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
Oh I bet that a lot of it is for PR. Even the company that I belong too. But I can live with that. As long as there are people being and getting help.
@maezee (33009)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@bounce58 you are very right!
@carebear29 (28629)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
6 Apr 16
I just help people when I see they need it. Especially my elderly downstairs neighbor when she brings home groceries.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
That's great! It doesn't have to be big, or something telling the whole world about (or worth posting it on myLot ). We just do what we can.
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@carebear29 (28629)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
6 Apr 16
@bounce58 Yes we do.
@rina110383 (24071)
7 Apr 16
When I was with the Audit Firm, one of its corporate social responsibilities is doing volunteer works during typhoons and in taking care of the environment. I love packing and distributing relief goods during typhoons. Also, I enjoyed planting trees with my colleagues.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
That's great! We do whatever we can. And it's great when the companies themselves promote this cultural and communal spirit. Thanks!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Apr 16
I used to volunteer at an elementary school and I really enjoyed it. I haven't volunteered anywhere lately but I hope to do some again soon. =)
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
That's great @LovingMyBabies ! I know that your time is a bit limited, as you also have work at home, but it's great that you may be able to find time to help out!
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Apr 16
l do have alot of free time,on the days i feel good i do any kind of volunteer work in my community.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
Good for you @miniam ! For a lot of us that have some free time, although we spend most of it online to earn a few $$, it is good that can actually spare a few hours to help out
• United States
6 Apr 16
I am not doing any volunteering at the moment, but I have in the past. I loved volunteering at the school. It was fun, and I liked working with the students.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
I like helping out young people/students too. I think it sets a good example. Even though they might not appreciate it that time, they might find it rewarding later on when they have the time, and the opportunity themselves to help out.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
@bounce58 They are so loving, too. I was usually greeted by several of them coming and throwing their arms around me when I walked in the classroom. They would also give me a hug when I left. It made me feel very happy.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
@purplealabaster I too appreciate that "warm" feeling afterwards. That's why it's best to help young children, because of the immediate gratification in the form lf hugs.
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