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RE: Volunteering in your community
I currently volunteer for Junior Achievement.

I am a "teacher" and I go to schools and teach kids about the importance of good choices, personal economy, studying and entrepreneurship.

I think it is important, the kids (14-15 year olds) like to see and hear something different. And they are about to do the first important choices in their lives.
05-06-2015 04:07 AM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
Done it with a local religious organization.

I recommend it. It helps keep you grateful, humble, and grounded....all valuable attributes to have if you want to be successful.
05-06-2015 05:47 PM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
Has anyone tried a Museum? It seems great for girls and also if you are into the arts.
05-11-2015 09:38 AM
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Hospitals usually have many opportunities / need for volunteers.
05-11-2015 09:41 AM
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05-11-2015 09:50 AM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
Haha Brian Shima, Thanks for the honorable mention of my Hospital Game Thread.

I will add summer is the best time to volunteer at hospitals as there are a lot of college girls who volunteer during summer vacation fluffing up their resumes for med schools, nursing schools etc.

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05-12-2015 01:03 PM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
I volunteered with a wheelchair rugby team for about eight years. Changing tires, transferring players and hauling equipment. I currently volunteer to coach a collegiate women's rugby team.

My family also adopted a two mile stretch of highway in the adopt-a-highway program and we pick up trash three times a year.

I have been very successful and feel it important to give back. I always donate $50 anytime anyone asks for whatever the cause.
05-12-2015 02:54 PM
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I did volunteer driving for about 18 months, taking mostly OAPs to doctors or hospital appointments. Worse one was I had to help a recent stroke survivor into his wheel chair, wheel him down to my car, get him in, fold up wheel chair, put in boot ( trunk). Drive to hospital, then help him into the chair etc etc etc etc.

All after having ABSOLUTELY NO training in manhandling the disabled and their wheelchairs.
05-12-2015 04:49 PM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
Where did you guys find your volunteering jobs posted?
I've been searching online for about half an hour and can't find anything I'm interested in.
06-23-2015 07:38 AM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
generally speaking: Volunteering does not come to you, "you go to volunteering."
06-23-2015 10:51 AM
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(05-04-2015 01:48 AM)Saweeep Wrote:  Here in the UK to do any form of volunteering, whether it be refereeing a kids soccer game or helping old ladies across the road you have to undergo a complete background check; police records, the lot.

Pretty much anyone who needs help falls under the "vulnerable" category and therefore everyone is presumed to be some sort of predator out to rape them.

Now I have no convictions or anything but I am not willing to undergo this procedure.

It's ridiculous and actively discourages people from undertaking charitable activities.

Having recently left my job and having an abundance of free time, I started tossing around the idea of getting more involved in the community, however I've been discouraged for two reasons, curious if others have overcome them.

I used to be heavily involved in a youth program which I went through here, but left when I get an oil job. I still have friends in the program, talked to them about returning, but it seems like it's changed a ton in the 10 years since I left, and in the current culture it seems that even the slightest misstep can literally be a life destroying act if a kid ever accused you of anything.

Conversely in a non-leadership role I was looking at a local cycling group which operates a non-profit shop with tools, rebuilds bikes, etc. I talked to one of the guys, and while I can support the mission, it turns out it's an offshoot of a local eco group, complete with tranny safe space nights, and the associated bullshit.

While I get that the whole premise of volunteering is basically a bit of a lefty communist give what you can, the greater good slant, which isn't necessarily always bad, but a lot of times almost goes part and parcel with also the other super left wing nonsense.
06-12-2018 09:30 AM
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(06-12-2018 09:30 AM)Seadog Wrote:  I used to be heavily involved in a youth program which I went through here, but left when I get an oil job. I still have friends in the program, talked to them about returning, but it seems like it's changed a ton in the 10 years since I left, and in the current culture it seems that even the slightest misstep can literally be a life destroying act if a kid ever accused you of anything.

Conversely in a non-leadership role I was looking at a local cycling group which operates a non-profit shop with tools, rebuilds bikes, etc. I talked to one of the guys, and while I can support the mission, it turns out it's an offshoot of a local eco group, complete with tranny safe space nights, and the associated bullshit.

While I get that the whole premise of volunteering is basically a bit of a lefty communist give what you can, the greater good slant, which isn't necessarily always bad, but a lot of times almost goes part and parcel with also the other super left wing nonsense.

I recently wanted to get involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and went through a 90-minute interview process, 2-hour training course, full police background check, etc. I gave them a bunch of personal references (which included mostly best friends of 10+ years) and was told it wasn't enough to ensure I was fit for the experience. So I got more, and was again told that they needed more. This 1. pissed me off and 2. made me re-evaluate the risks associated with trying to do a simple good deed in today's tense climate, where every good intentioned adult seems to be considered a potential murderer or child molester before anything else. I decided to bail.

Volunteering as a youth sports coach is probably the way to go. You can have a positive impact on kids' lives, help them participate in healthy activities, and you do not need to have incredible creativity to make up drills that helps the kids learn and have fun. Most importantly, you get to volunteer in an atmosphere where parents can plainly see that you not there to fingerbang their child.
06-12-2018 12:52 PM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
(12-28-2014 01:02 PM)Roosh Wrote:  Have you guys ever volunteered? What was your experience like?

I want to try it to help people face-to-face instead of just on the internet like I currently do.

I started volunteering off and on from the mid-90's through to the present, including two years in two separate Americorps programs. I thought you'd already provided an immensely superior community service through your books, site, and ROK already. However, if you want more, then I'm more than happy to offer some feedback to that end.

What do you want/need to know?
06-20-2018 10:52 AM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
I volunteer at this charity that works with the homeless. We load a bus full of soup, hot chocolate, socks, and other small items used in every day life and then drive the bus down to a section of one of the run down cities around the area. Homeless people show up for the free stuff and we'll hand them out and chat with them a bit too. We can also hook up these people with other services they might require such as shelters, drug counseling, and such.

What I've seen is that besides the free stuff, a lot of these people are looking for a sympathetic ear where they can unload some of their heart onto. A volunteer might literally be the only person that has been willing to give them the time of day all week and acknowledge them. All these little boons might seem like nothing to us who aren't struggling day to day, but to these people it could be the best thing that's happened to them in a while.
06-21-2018 03:56 PM
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RE: Volunteering in your community
When I was a teenager I played baseball for an invitation only league. Now that years have passed I remember the days when I played during the summers and how it made me happy.

Several months ago, I reached out to the coordinator, who actually remembered me, and she was cool with me doing office work. She was supposed to follow up with me but I guess I lost contact with her for some unknown reason. I've read some of these posts and I've reached out to the coordinator again...if I could be young again I'd love to relive my summer youth!

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
06-22-2018 10:52 PM
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(06-22-2018 10:52 PM)ChicagoFire Wrote:  When I was a teenager I played baseball for an invitation only league. Now that years have passed I remember the days when I played during the summers and how it made me happy.

Several months ago, I reached out to the coordinator, who actually remembered me, and she was cool with me doing office work. She was supposed to follow up with me but I guess I lost contact with her for some unknown reason. I've read some of these posts and I've reached out to the coordinator again...if I could be young again I'd love to relive my summer youth!

Still no response from my contact. Oh well, that's just how the numbers game is! There are places where I live that have all these rules like you have to show up once a week for a year but my schedule simply won't allow that. Still open to volunteering since I believe in living a rich life!

(09-21-2018 09:31 AM)kosko Wrote:  For the folks who stay ignorant and hating and not improving their situation during these Trump years, it will be bleak and cold once the good times stop.
06-27-2018 01:53 PM
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