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Personal Stories About ‘Volunteering’

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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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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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Sundays With Jesse

It all started after I had volunteered with our church's Vacation Bible School program. Working with the kids made me realize how much I loved teaching and interacting with them. It wasn't long before I had signed up for working with the children's Sunday school as well. My assignment, however, was not what I had...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Volunteering’

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diane wall

My mom Diane Wall is my hero because she helps me with a lot of things. One time I had to clean my room and sort out my clothes and she helped me. She also helps me with my homework. She also is my hero because she doesn't give up on anything. All the time she is working for hours and hours or almost the whole...

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

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COMMENTS


Shelley from Cincinnati, Oh JANUARY 5, 2014
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.

Anderson from Colatina-ES, Brasil JULY 22, 2012
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.

hunter from renfrew APRIL 3, 2012
Volunteering is fun! I love it. I'm going to do it today.

Amelia from paris MARCH 22, 2012
I just love to volunteer ? Don't you?

Bryan K. from San Diego, Ca. FEBRUARY 12, 2012
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.