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Personal Stories About ‘Volunteering’

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    Re Gifting: Giving Away What We Have Been Given.

    Seven years ago, in September of 2004, 16 random people were brought together by a common gift; their ability to sing. That fateful meeting has grown into a volunteer organization that has donated over $16, 000 to charities in their community. Most of us had never met, or were only passing acquaintances. We were...

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    Lessons Learned From Sitting With The Dying

    Hospice – Lessons Learned Reprint - Originally Published in the Heartland Volunteer Newsletter, June 2011 By: Sam Aspley, Heartland Volunteer People come to Hospice because something brought them there, like a spiritual calling, turning point or event. “What sent you to us?” is the question commonly asked at...

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    Volunteers Make Homes For Homeless Youth

    Thanks to generous grant support, my organization has built nine units of permanent supportive housing for homeless youth -- the first of their kind in the state of Michigan. Funding came together through a unique public-private partnership to bring them from dreams to reality. The units were complete in August,...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Volunteering’

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    Marisa Thomas

    Marisa Thomas is a shining example of a leader who is empathetic to the needs of so many lives in our community. Over the years, she has dedicated her time, talents and resources in mentoring at-risk youth, as well as being an ESOL tutor for new immigrants - instilling encouragement, purpose, and warmth amidst...

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    Stephanie B

    Stephanie has worked tirelessly for over two years to provide encouraging cards to children in hospitals and homeless shelters. Last year she delivered more than 1,500 cards made by herself and members of the community to children in need. She also donates care packages with hygiene items to children in shelters...

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    JoAnn B

    My mother has spent the past 9 years working with Special Olympics. But her story of love, compassion, and patience doesn’t start there. It started 20 years ago when my younger sister, Natalie, was born. You see, my sister is mentally delayed and has always required extra help; help that my mother never hesitated...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SERVICE
FITNESS
HELPING OTHERS
PURPOSE
BELIEVE
GRIT
DETERMINATION
CIVILITY
HONOR
LIVE LIFE
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
RISING ABOVE
OVERCOMING
PATIENCE
SMILE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
MENTORING
LISTENING
CONNECTING
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
HUMILITY
GENEROSITY
GIVING BACK
PEACE
HARD WORK
LITERACY
IMAGINE
RESPECT
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
FAMILY
KINDNESS
CHARACTER
DO THY BEST
PASSION
COURTESY
COMPASSION
HEALTH
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
GRATITUDE
CONFIDENCE
HOPE
DRIVE
PRACTICE
SPORTSMANSHIP
RIGHT CHOICES
EDUCATION
TEAM WORK
STRENGTH
COURAGE
PARENTING
INNOVATION
VISION
LAUGHTER
SOUL
JUSTICE
TRUE BEAUTY
REACHING OUT
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LOYALTY
LEADERSHIP
EQUALITY
RESPONSIBILITY
CARING
GOOD MANNERS
CLASS AND GRACE
FORGIVENESS
GREAT MUSIC
INGENUITY
EXCELLENCE
CREATIVITY
HONESTY
FRIENDSHIP
APPRECIATING NATURE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DEDICATION
SACRIFICE
LOVE
SHARING
GOOD EXAMPLES
COMPROMISE
UNITY
COMMITMENT
INSPIRATION
STEWARDSHIP
BEING THERE
MINDFULNESS
APPRECIATION
INCLUDING OTHERS
INTEGRITY
VOLUNTEERING
FORESIGHT
OPTIMISM
COMMON GROUND
LEARNING
JOY
COMPLIMENTS
PREPARATION
TRUST
PIONEERING
CHARITY
ENCOURAGEMENT
DEVOTION
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Pass It On®

I am not some "bored stay at home Mom"! I work and I volunteer! It is a rewarding expireance to volunteer and it's sad more people don't do it.
Shelley, Cincinnati, Oh

All accidents are striking, but one good thing is that people show their best side, solidarity, I see this a lot in my country, voluntarily serve in the churches and our families.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil

Volunteering is fun! I love it. I'm going to do it today.
hunter, renfrew

I just love to volunteer ? Don't you?
Amelia, paris

I became a Boy Scout Leader 4 years ago by accident. To see the boys grow up into good young men is a reward I could never have imagined. I look to this site often for inspiration to pass along. Unconditional giving is what we are all called to do.
Bryan K., San Diego, Ca.

I've been volunteering with a local animal rescue group for 2 1/2 yrs now. I've fostered over 70 cats in my home and it's been the most rewarding and challenging experience of my life.
Linda, Knoxville Tn

When I donated blood for the first time, I was really scared but looking around at other volunteers made my fear vanish.
Himanshu Badjatya, Madhya Pradesh

I love this foundation.When i saw their advert on CNN,I Loved it so much and i checked their website.This must be a website from America people.It is so great.for volunteering,there was a day i donated one pint of my blood to health workers for their patients who need blood in their hospitals.many patients need blood due to road traffic accident,complications of childbirth and many other diseases.I was so glad that a donated my blood.It was just a humble service to humanity.I was so glad that i saved lives of others.SO BE GOOD,Donate your blood for the sake of others who need it.
Ikeazor Anieto, Lagos, Nigeria

I've been doing a LOT of Volunteering lately(with young children, teens, adults, ect.) at a Museum, and when the kids' face lights up when you make a doll out of corn husks, or make a cobbler on the open fire, It's priceless!!!
Holly M., Scotland

I love this foundation. There was a day when I donated one pint of my blood voluntarily to health workers for their hospital patients who need blood.
Ikeazor Anieto, Lagos,Nigeria

Sometimes we get information, sometime we don't; Sometime we do right things rightly, sometime we don't;Sometime we travel far, sometime we dwell dormant. No matter how many of those are SOMETIMES; How many times do we do what we do for MANKIND? If you have never thought of living for people, then you better start now before it is too late. This is what other people call Volunteering.
Chavala, F., Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania

What a great idea. I was just praying for something, and I saw your commercial. How can I help?
Steve F., Arizona