Volunteering isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t like to help other people, especially if they are being made to do so. Then again some people love to help out at concession stands for school, school functions, the Salvation Army and etc. if you don’t fine, but if you do then go for it and give it your all.
Explain why volunteering is important in the public services volunteering is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. In this report i will talk about the different types of volunteering in the: • public sector • private sector • third sector volunteering is important in the public sector
Ohemaa Asantewaa Ofori-Addae PSY 230 Volunteering gives me the opportunity to be there for someone and to change people’s lives including my own. Volunteering to me is a way of giving back to the community or someone in need of help. For as long as I can remember I have always had the passion for helping people especially children and the aged, thus my interest in nursing. Any opportunity to perform an act of kindness made me happy that at least I could be of help to someone. From taking care of my siblings and cousins, babysitting, helping friends and among others. Of the many goals I have in life the most important one is to provide help to those in need through my commitment of service. I volunteered at a daycare school closer to me and
Volunteering has been an essential part of my life in the past few years. As an immigrant to Canada, I deemed it my responsibility to serve my community here and back home. Hence when I got ample of opportunities to get involved I always seized them.
The first reason you should volunteer is that it betters the community around you. You can live in the most beautiful city in the world but would not want to live there it was dirty because of a lack of people caring about littering or if there were large amounts of homeless and hungry people because no one volunteered to help build a house or volunteer at a soup kitchen
Volunteering can help you gain experience in an area of interest and meet people in that field. It can expose you to different careers, even if you not planning on changing careers. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such organization, communication skills, time management, team work, and handling task. Volunteering has helped transformed me into a well-rounded person. When I first began to volunteer I thought I would be helping or impacting other people’s lives but honestly its helped change my life for the
The United States, as some can say, is a country known to be a hand in help. Although, they are a help by choice not mandatorly. In the United States there is a great amount of volunteers for many volunteering programs. The amount of volunteers increase through the years for different causes. There are volunteers for schools, churches, sport clubs, and even more. Not only do Americans volunteer but also make donations. Americans do this sincerely from heart, not because it's a law.
I undertook 2 years of volunteering at the local nursing home, which allowed me to experience a new side of healthcare. Feeding and talking to elderly patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s highlighted the importance of empathy in the profession allowing the patients to trust you , along with learning the art of caring whilst working alongside and speaking to the carers. I am grateful to have the opportunity to experience the hidden and less glamorous parts where I witnessed the residents I worked with deteriorate over the time of a year, yet seeing her smile when she looked at me outweighed any pain that would have been caused. Knowing just talking and feeding the patients can make such a big difference in a patient’s life allows me to be
I do not agree that it is a requirement to volunteer because to be a volunteer means to have a choice to do that activity and being forced is not volunteering. Some people might have a job and won't have time for volunteering and that can affect their graduation. School already forces you to do so much to graduate and that is just too much for one person to worry about. If there is a major injury in a sport a person might not be able to volunteer and then with the school rules you can't graduate so this is not a smart idea.
I am active through volunteering in my community. I do most of my volunteering through my chruch. I have volunteered through a group called SELF. They help people in Middletown that need repairs on their homes, but are unable to afford them. I worked for them for about two weeks. Another volunteer activity I participated in is working at my high school's courtyard as we picked weeds and mulched it for a week and a half. On sunday nights I'm a leader of a small group of junior high kids at my church and I talk to them for about an hour after our church service and discuss events that are happening in their life. Another leadership role that I had was I was the captain of our Varsity Booys Soccer team. I tend to do most of my volunteering throughtout
In my high school career, I have volunteered at the hospital and packing backpacks for people in need. While working at the hospital, I would see sick and dying people all the time and it made me want to help them. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to help people and make everyone happy. When I volunteer, it makes me realize that I should not take everything for granted because there are people out there who need so much more than I do. In my volunteering hours, I have received numerous thank yous and hugs from people whom I helped and whom I have worked for.
The reasons I want to volunteer is because I want an opportunity to give back to my community and gaining valuable work experience in career options. Since I am planning to go in this field. I want real life experience whether to decide if it is right for me. Also, it gives me satisfaction when I help people that may not be able to help themselves. As well as meet new people and create connections with them. Additionally, I want to give back on everything I have had so far such as health, roof over my head, and food to eat. I understand that many people aren't as lucky to have some things and I want to give back. I am looking forward to serving this community and helping these people look forward to a bright tomorrow by helping them through
For this assignment, I volunteered at my former grade school: Holy Cross Elementary. I have attended that particular school for eight years of my life and have dedicated my life during that time. I felt it was right to go back and volunteer for our future generation, plus it is only a block away. During my volunteering, I was required to monitor the children, help them with homework, and open doors for parents. One child that I remember interacting with was a student that was there when I graduated. We didn’t reminisce on the good times because I am not allowed to have ‘inappropriate’ conversations but I did help her with a lot of her homework.
5. Conclusion With this thesis I wanted to create a broader view on the systems behind all the critiques on volunteerism projects in order to contribute to projects that are both beneficial for volunteers as well as for host communities. The theoretical aim of this thesis was to contribute to the scientific debate on how volunteerism projects impact volunteers and host communities, through showing how this impact is influenced by processes of liminality and Othering. On top of that, I wanted to question the notion of “giving aid” as the starting point of volunteerism projects. The story represented two groups; volunteers and host communities, who joined volunteerism projects with good intentions. Some, however, unaware of the unintended consequences and how their expectations would work out.
In the field of psychology, the functional approach to understanding altruism is the predominant one. Central to this approach is that people engage in various activities for purposeful, goal-oriented reasons (Fletcher and Major 2004:110). Related to the functional approach is the Volunteer Functions Inventory, created by Clary et al. (1998), which is based on the functional approach to understanding altruism. A functional perspective towards motivations to volunteer is chiefly concerned with the “why” of volunteerism (Whitt 2006:10). Understanding these reasons for volunteering, is important and could give us concrete answers as to why people would participate in long-term volunteering. The issue of sufficient support networks for people in need is very important. It has a very crucial role to play in the well-being of people. We all need support when we are going through difficult times and knowing that there is someone there for you, someone who cares, can make all the difference in the world.