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2-29-12 Volunteer Project

This quarter in ECS I volunteered at 4-H for the Meals-on Wheels project. We made cookies and packaged them up to be sent to the people that use the Meals-on-Wheels services. I spent about an hour doing this. One benefit I gained from this is knowing that I helped make the cookies that the elder people in our town received to eat for dessert. We also prepared the hot cocoa for them. I am glad that they were able to have some cocoa and cookies for lunch that day. Another benefit was having fun doing it. I really enjoyed making the cookies with four other kids and my mom was the leader that was teaching us. I had the pleasure of meeting people I never would have met without doing that volunteer work. In the future I plan to give back by continuing to be active in 4-H and doing lots of other community volunteering. 4-H has a lot of great opportunities and I enjoy it so that is how I plan to continue volunteering. I have had great experiences volunteering for Wheels-and Meals and hope to continue doing things like this it was really fun.
Mr. Agamenoni you rock and are my favorite teacher teaching me in second period this quarter :)
who I plan to volunteer for/person and/or organization
Animal Shelter, Meals on Wheels
What I will say when I contact volunteer giver
Hello, my name is Haley Darlinton and I would like to volunteer here because of an assignment in my ECS class so is there anything you would like me to do.
When and Where I will volunteer
I will volunteer at the shelter on a date that is okay with them and me.
what i plan to do
I am hoping I get to walk a dog but I maybe they will make me clean kennels or something not very fun.
what i actually did

Time I spent volunteering...dates and hours

compliment for Mr. A

Volunteering is: doing work without getting something in return, it is your option to help out . Volunteerism is the willingness to help others with no benefit to yourself.

Benefits to volunteering: feeling good about yourself, get to try something new, work with new people, knowing you did something for the good of people, to achieve goals, experience, hope for something in return, self-confident, keep you out of trouble, warm fuzzy, good karma. make yourself look good
Volunteer: Is a service done to help others using your own time with no service or pay in return.

Reasons to volunteer: To feel good about yourself, to make others happy, because it's a nice thing to do, boosts self confidence, keeps you out of trouble, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, good karma, make friends, experience.


Directions: Work with a partner and write down your ideas about problems and/or needs you have observed. Addressing one of these needs could become a volunteer project for you or you and your partner.

Needs of kids or teachers at our school:
  1. Donate food for the food for the food pantry
  2. Clothing for people who can't afford it.
  3. Getting school supplies the school/teacher/student cannot get.

Things that need to be done around school:
  1. Help clean teacher's rooms
  2. Help with Student Gov. crushes
  3. Run the Student Store

Things that need to be done in your neighborhood:

  1. Help out single people who don't have as much time to clean and or cook
  2. Shovel driveway
  3. Clean the house

Things that need to be done in your home, yard, or garage:

  1. Go through boxes and get rid of old toys
  2. Pick up dog poo
  3. take down trampoline

Things that need to be done in our community:

  1. Volunteer at churches
  2. clean the parks
  3. Help out at clubs, girl scout troops

  • Cannot be something you are already doing
  • It must be of benefit to someone else
  • You must spend a minimum of 5 hours in the volunteer work you choose

Why volunteer?
  • brainstorm

A few suggestions:
  • CMOM
  • River's Edge Trail
  • Animal Shelter
  • ? - Brainstorm

Making your phone call or approaching your volunteer victim/recipient:
  • Introduce - tell why you are calling
  • Ask what you can do to help
  • Arrange time to conduct your volunteering activity
  • Have them fill out your Volunteer LOG
  • Thank them for the opportunity

  • Planning Table: