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If so, what do you do and do you enjoy it---meaning is it a cause you have some feelings about and that's why you volunteer, or do you just want to "give back" and found something that needed help?

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Not really volunteering per se, but I did build a few snazzy little databases for a shelter here that was using file cabinets and note pads to keep track of donors/mailing lists and supplies.
I managed to get the computer donated and loaded with Office (I wrote the databases in Access). I do still update the databases if they ask me to.
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Prolly around 250-hrs a year. A handful of different organizations. Most places take both time and money to operate. I don't have much extra of the later, so I donate the former.
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I was a volunteer fireman/EMT for 17+years, until my health problems forced me too resign from active crew. I am still active with the department but now its in the business end of things.
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Former Volunteer EMT.

now for National Skate Patrol. giving basic lessons for free and quick equipment fix "on the fly" during festival routes.
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I updated coaching qualifications to include athletes with disability's.
Its only seasonal but I do some work with some people with an interllectual disability.
Very challenging!!!
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Yes at the Children's hospital and soon one of the local animal shelters as well.
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Does the forums count? If not, then no, not on a regular basis. I'll volunteer for things of the basis of my ability/availability, just no recurring projects.
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no. I have a lot on my plate. I would though like to volunteer for some of the charities Abby is involved in when she is more stable.
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Yes. I volunteer. But, they are things that no one is likely to ever know or hear about. And that is the way I want it.
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I love volunteering. I have volunteered pretty much all my adult life. I do literacy tutoring. Why do I do it? I love reading and the thought of someone not being able to pick up a book to enjoy or to read to his or her kids...it's a horrible thought. Also, there are so many people with so much potential but because of their backgrounds they never graduated or learned to read English.

I also do what is called intercambio. A Latino and I are paired up and then we chat in English. This is my favorite type of volunteering because I learn so much about a culture that fascinates me, am helping another person, and am improving my espanol!

and, yeah, I just don't do it for the community, I do it for me too. :mrgreen:

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Thanks for sharing guys. I want to do something because I used to be really good about volunteering, when I was in school, but havn't in several years and want to find something to get involved in.
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Thanks for sharing guys. I want to do something because I used to be really good about volunteering, when I was in school, but havn't in several years and want to find something to get involved in.
I just got back from holding the premie and critical care babies at the hospital. :pinklove: :pinklove: :pinklove: I think there isn't a better place to volunteer.
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Thanks for sharing guys. I want to do something because I used to be really good about volunteering, when I was in school, but havn't in several years and want to find something to get involved in.
Is it all possible for you to do pro-bono legal work?
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I volunteer at my church.

I teach Religious Ed to a group of 5th graders on Tuesday nights.
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