Are you a volunteer?

@Sunset50 (1397)
United States
November 21, 2006 8:15pm CST
Do you volunteer your time to any organization, charity, or individuals around you?
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9 responses
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
22 Nov 06
I am not a full time voluteer and I do not get paid for the work rendered. There are hundreds of people around me who spare a few hours in a week to do some social work for schools, groups which need help. Today, I visited the school and passed on gift items to be given away as prizes for their sports contests. I get great pleasure in giving away things to needy people rather than stacking it up in my attic. I have been lecturing the personality development at various schools in the city for the past 20 years.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Fantastic!! How much better this world would be if people took time to care and just simply gave a little.
@ladysun (635)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Yes, I spend between 20 and 30 hours per week as a volunteer and have been heavily involved in volunteer work since I was 13 and started volunteering as a Candy Striper at the local hospital and nursing home
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@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
22 Nov 06
That's wonderful. Starting as a teen helped form your life. It is so good to know people who care.
@shooie (4985)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Hero's - More people need to be involved and volunteer
yes my husband and I both are with the Volunteer Fire Department
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I didn't know that. So you go and put out fires when needed?
@shooie (4985)
• United States
29 Apr 07
yes we go when needed. I go when Todd is home as well but not when he is working
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
23 Nov 06
Elephant seal in the pool. - Elephant seal who was released.
I volunteer with a few different organizations. Most frequently (once a week for at least 4 hours), I volunteer with a marine mammal rehabilitation center. I help wash dishes, prepare fish, clean pens, and restrain elephant seals and sea lions for various treatments. It's a lot of fun despite all the cleaning and smells involved. Below is a photo of a rescued elephant seal who was later released.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
9 Dec 06
That sounds rewarding and fun.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Sea Lion - sea lion
It's a lot of fun. I plan on skipping the family functions this Christmas Eve and volunteering instead.:) I missed last week because I was sick, so I'd even go Christmas if I could be allowed to miss that too! But my family would have a cow if they didn't see me there.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I've volunteered a number of places, including a hospital ER, homeless shelter, film festival, and currently another hospital and a food=rescue organization. It feels good to do, and you can potentially meet new friends and even people who can help you in your career. It's amazing how giving can also help you receive.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Yes it is, we seem to get back more than we give when show how we care for others.
@prasanta (1949)
• India
27 Nov 06
Yes, not only in one organization but also for at least 4/5.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Volunteers can really change the world. I am glad to hear you are helping.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
23 Nov 06
no, but my bf is a volunteer firefighter, so i figured i would help the ladies auxillary when they need help
@s_accent (208)
• India
25 Apr 07
yes when we volunter only we can show ourself better than others and can help others and express ourself in a great way
• United States
25 Nov 06
I help my mom alot, but i would love to volunteer around the holidays or something