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In ECS this quarter, we were asked to volunteer. I volunteered for my parish and my family, helping set up and take down, and eased my parent's burden. First, helping out with my church had a lot of benefits, like the fact that I wasn't bored at all. Instead of sitting in church forcing myself to pay attention, I could get up and walk around (when it was appropriate). It made it easier for me to actually listen to what was being said, and I felt happy about being able to help. Second, when I helped out at my house, I noticed how my parents were in better moods. We got done with all of the chores much faster so that we could watch a movie as a family. There was a drawback to helping- I had less time to do my math homework. (Even though I ended up finishing it.) Finally, I plan to give back to my community by helping out with the K of C (eventually) and helping whenever is possible. If I ever find out about an organization that needs help, I will try to be a value to them. If I make a lot of money, I'll take a week off and help out at organizations and be like a real life Undercover Millionaire. That was my volunteer experience!
Mr. Agamenoni is very fast at remembering strange stories of his past.... either that or he's SUPER creative.
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Deacon Bill and Father Jay in the backround






Brainstorming!!

Volunteering- to do a service to someone for their benefit, and without being asked.


Description
Action
Who I plan to volunteer for/person and/or organization
Knights of Columbus
What I will say when I contact volunteer victim
I will tell whomever I speak to that I'm Jordyn Voss, and that I'm an eighth grader at NMS and that I'm volunteering for school. I'll tell them that I would love to help serve drinks and clean plates at K of C or ask if I could help out at church more. When should I come in?
When and where I will volunteer
Knights of Columbus HQs on a Friday some time in the future
What I plan to do
Fill glasses, pick up plates
What I actually did

Time I spent volunteering-dates and hours

Compliment for Mr. A
Your gum chewing video was very creative


If you don't get paid for it, why do you volunteer?
  • It makes you feel good
  • It's the right thing to do sometimes
  • You might be HOPING for something in return
  • To learn something new


Needs of kids or teachers at our school:
  1. -Food drives
  2. -teachers need aids... grading tests, ect.
  3. -

Things that need to be done around school:
  1. -clean up trash around the school
  2. -
  3. -

Things that need to be done in your neighborhood:
  1. -neighborhood clean up
  2. -set up a picnic or something like that so that we can get to know each other better
  3. -

Things that need to be done in your home, yard, or garage:
  1. -pick up the dog fecal matter in my backyard
  2. -i should probably clean my house
  3. _

Things that need to be done in our community:
  1. -The elderly women that live down my street can't carry their cat litter into their house, so I could help them
  2. -K of C (not KFC) fish fry
  3. -


Guidelines:
  • 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

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

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