Pursuasive Speech on Volunteering for the Elderly Essay

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Why you should volunteer for the elderly
ENG-126 Oral Communications
Term: 135
June 12, 2013

You've read the newspaper stories and have seen the reports on TV: an elderly person is physically, emotionally, or sexually abused – how about the one that was financially exploited by a family member or most recently here locally patients in a long-term care facility are being victimized by staff members. Fact: According to the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (Tennessee.gov), in 2012- 2,032 cases of elder abuse were reported. Fact: only 1 in 23 cases of elder abuse are reported.

When something like this happens, we all ask ourselves how, and we wonder why someone can't someone intervene before these crimes are committed.
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I’d like to share with you some benefits of volunteering from world volunteer web. Org (Web). 1. Learn or develop a new skill, David could you spend 45 minutes tinkering with someone in a garage or woodshed willing to learn their way of doing things?

2. Be part of your community (Volunteering is ultimately about helping others and having an impact on people’s wellbeing).

Mr. Woods, could you spend extra 30 minutes or so after a presentation with a little old lady that had questions about her husband’s heart condition and the quickest way she will get him help? What better way is there to connect with your community and give a little back?

3. Motivation and sense of achievement, unlike many things in life there is choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure to act from others. Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation, and this is ultimately generated from your desire and enthusiasm to help.

4. Boost your career options,( A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the U. S. leading businesses

73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job,

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