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  • Volunteer Experience

    Planning I had no idea where to place my focus, and create a positive change in my community. Therefore, I began brainstorming for ideas. I had various ideas and solutions to those ideas, but no actual direction. However, one thing was certain, I wanted to work with children in foster care. I took into account past volunteer experiences, but I was still unresolved. It was not until another student approached me with an idea, to help the youth at the local Youth Crisis Center. I wanted to create a “bright spot”, and show the children at the Center that they were an important part of the community, and people do care about them. I acknowledged this problem, from a previous volunteer experience. The idea was set in motion, but there are so many…

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  • Volunteer Experience Paper

    During my two volunteer experiences I participated in for the service learning portion of this class, I had the opportunity to witness many different walks of life. I was taken in on a side of poverty I’ve never before seen, and on a very intimate level. My first volunteer experience this semester was at a local food pantry, the Pratt-Quigley center. The neighborhood around the food pantry seemed very run down and poor. Shortly after arriving there, we were directed to the room where all the…

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  • Volunteer Experience In Pharmacy

    volunteering in Parkview 's outpatient pharmacy. My responsibilities included: restocking over the counter medications, organizing filled prescriptions, and assisting customers with their transactions. Through volunteering I met some outstanding mentors and felt as if I really made a difference to the employee’s at Parkview and the patients they treat. Being a part of Phi Delta Chi philanthropy committee allowed me to help plan and be a part of a variety of volunteer experiences. This last…

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  • The ECHO Volunteer Experience

    I volunteered over night with my friend, Lauren, at the ECHO homeless shelter in Atascadero. Many students had negative comments on their volunteer experience, claiming that it was very boring and they felt as if they had not actually helped. Lauren and I took it upon ourselves to bring ice cream and water melon slices to pass out to the residents so we could introduce ourselves and establish a connection to hopefully avoid being bystanders like my other classmates. I was prepared to help the…

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  • Volunteer Experience Analysis

    Summer is an extensive amount of time to do as much as one could desire. This summer I decided to utilize my time volunteering at the preschool that I once attended. I’ve always gotten along with children harmoniously, so the volunteering job was a perfect match. Typically my job included taking care of the kids, which is not surprisingly hectic, but little did I know how much of an impact I had on these children. Many of them would come to me for advice; though sometimes trivial and at times…

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  • Reflection Of A Community Experience: Volunteer Experience

    Volunteer Experience Reflection I dedicated fifteen hours to the Head Start Program. For 8 weeks I helped in the classroom and met 25 beautiful children. Each child was unique in their own way. The Head Start Program is predominately White but that didn’t change how they interacted with one another. My experience with Head Start was special and I love to volunteer there again. Services Provided When the students were at breakfast I would sit with them and talk with them. I helped clean up…

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  • My Volunteer Work Experience

    Whether it is a volunteer or an employment experience it is beneficial, I learned this through my own experiences. Although some experiences may have been more important than others, I still found myself learning a new skill, which has helped mold me into the person I am now. Most of my experiences, both work and volunteer have been customer service based. I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults, though I wish it was more on a personal level. Most of my experiences have been behind a…

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  • The Importance Of My Volunteer Experience

    “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart” (Andrew, n.d.). I did not have the time to embark on this class, yet it was required. Reluctantly I jumped in and discovered I not only had the time, but also hidden inside was a heart that over time had been hardened. This essay will examine how my course of study assisted me in my volunteer experience, consider how my experience at Grand Canyon University (GCU) has influenced and changed me personally, professionally, and…

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  • Factors Of Volunteer Tourism

    INTRODUCTION Volunteer Tourism or voluntourism can define as a form of tourism where the tourists volunteer in local communities as part of their travel (Sin 2009). Also, Brown (2005) remarks the term of voluntourism as the type of tourism experience where a tour operator offers travellers an opportunity to participate in an expedition that has a volunteer components, as well as immerse oneself in the local culture and community and engage in conservation projects and explore career…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Volunteering

    communities suffering through a time of shock, or aid for families who are individually facing times of adversity. In my search for an agency, I wanted to find somewhere I could begin volunteering today. The American National Red Cross provides me with this best opportunity to start volunteering now. Deciding to volunteer for The American National Red Cross, I considered the thousands of lives they reach each year, the ability to gain experience while volunteering, and the reaping of long term…

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