Volunteering Essays

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

As a kid and an adult, I have encountered numerous occasions in which I’ve stumbled upon a neglected baby bird. Instinctually, I would think picking up the baby bird, bringing it into my home, and consoling it would be the most beneficial to the animal. After reading an article on South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers (SPWRC) website, I was surprised to learn doing the exact opposite would be better for the birds’ ultimate well-being. There are many issues that can…

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Social and Formal Groups Comparison

I suppose that the Cornerstone Hospice center where I do volunteer work counts as a formal organization. As for a social group I did attend a church social club for mother’s years ago. With the social group all activities were pretty much the same for all. We did potluck each week and rotated who brought what. We did arts and crafts and rotated on who’s idea would be used and we had older more experienced moms as guest lecturers. As…

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Why do People Volunteer

People volunteer for many motives. Studies indicate that there is always a mix of altruism and pure self-service. From serving a meal at a homeless shelter, to enlisting in the military, this force has become an instrumental tool for the healthy growth of society. The question is: Why do some individuals do it…? A volunteer is defined as a person that offers him or herself for a service or activity. Altruism is basically the most studied element of spontaneous help…

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Volunteering at Saunders House

Last summer, as part of my high school graduation project, I volunteered at Saunders House nursing home. I choose this experience because it was something that I had never done before and I wanted to lend a helping hand. When I first came up with the idea of volunteering at a nursing home, I wanted to help out with activities and meet with some of the residents. At first it was challenging because I was extremely shy; however after getting…

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Volunteer and People

Nowadays people prefer to work freely in society for better community. Sometimes it can be very useful for them when they volunteer. Mostly, when people decide to do it, they don’t think about getting benefit, but they should benefit from volunteering if they can do. For many people volunteering means to work for people without getting money, however, it can give us other things instead of money. First of all, volunteering donates us with some experiences which will aid us…

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Volunteering_ Better and Time

Volunteering is important for numerous reasons that benefit both the community and the volunteer themselves. When someone donates a handful of time, the difference made is tremendous and it shapes a community for the better while the experience improves the person who donated the time. Volunteering is what makes a community because it brings people together to work on a goal. Whether it is a fundraiser for the research to cure a disease that affects the whole world, or to…

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Little Princes

If one were to take a survey and ask people around a single question like, “How was your day? ” “Good”, can be the most popular answer one would hear in response. One would wonder how many of them, really had a satisfactory day. Many people like to stay comfortable in their daily routine and prefer not to change it. However, one can forget that every day and every second of today counts and leaves a mark for tomorrow. What…

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Boys & Girls Club Does Good

The Boys & Girls Club (2011, p. 2) has about 4.1 million kids; 3,954 clubs; about 276,000 staff and volunteers; and 27,000 board members. The Boys & Girls Club is meant to help young people out. They help young people with character & leadership, education and career, health and life skills, arts, sports and fitness and specialized programs. The character and leadership program helps the youth become responsible, caring people and helps them develop leadership skills that help plan and…

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Best and Brightest

Being at a pivotal point in our lives, middle schoolers especially, are easily influenced. Whether it’s a new fashion trend in your favorite magazine, the album of the latest “artist to watch”, or your friend’s opinion on how to answer number seven on your math homework, we are always being influenced or influencing someone or something ourselves. Citizen involvement and volunteerism not can only influence you, but also those around you, because I believe it is our civic duty. It…

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Pursuasive Speech on Volunteering for the Elderly

You’ve read the newspaper stories and have seen the reports on TV: an elderly person is physically, emotionally, or sexually abused – how about the one that was financially exploited by a family member or most recently here locally patients in a long-term care facility are being victimized by staff members. Fact: According to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (Tennessee.gov), in 2012- 2,032 cases of elder abuse were reported. Fact: only 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse…

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