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My volunteer experience: Rough Draftexternal image cleaning-bathroom.jpg

In ECS this quarter we were assigned to volunteer for people and I cleaned up the front yard for my neighbor and cleaned the bathroom for my mom. There were many good things that I think came from this experience because I was able to help people that actually appreciated it. My neighbors are somewhat old and the man hurt his back so he couldn't clean the front yard and I knew it made him really happy that I did it for free which made me happy. Also, I felt really good about cleaning the bathroom because it made my mom excited to see it cleaned after she got home since she wasn't expecting it. Even though I really enjoyed the volunteering I thought there were some drawbacks, but they weren't that major. One was that when leaning down to pick up some pine cones, I put my hand in the grass and got stabbed by some thorns. Another thing was that is was pretty cold and it was on a day when we were supposed to have a day off of school. Since it made them happy it overpowered the drawbacks. I plan that when and if I become a pediatrician I will give back to the community in a few ways. One way would be that when I am working, I will donate to the salvation army. For example, if I have good clothes that don't fit I can take them there instead of throwing them out. I will also donate a lot of money to the make a wish foundation because I feel terrible for the kids with cancer and I want to do all that I can to help them. I think that overall my experience went really well because I am happy that I did the work and I was excited to do it. Cool ears Mr. A!

Planning Table:
who I plan to volunteer for/person and/or organization

My Grandma and Grandpa/ Mom and dad/ Neighbors such as Don and Mimi

What I will say when I contact volunteer victim

"Hi Grandma and Grandpa! Do you guys need some help around your house or yard? If so I will volunteer 5 hours of my time to help out you guys with anything you need such as cleaning and raking." This is an assignment for a class I'm taking where I have to volunteer at least 5 hours and would be happy to help you!

Substitute: grandma and grandpa for Don and Mimi. I can come volunteer whenever you want me to, preferably before the 29th but after is ok.

When and Where I will volunteer

On the weekends at my neighbors house and my grandparents house. On a regular basis at my house. I will try to help my neighbors when it fits their schedule best because they travel a lot.

what i plan to do

Cleaning such as bathrooms and kitchens, rake leaves, pick up dog poop, organize a house, vacum, clean carpets. I could also see if there are any events they are attending that need help with things.

what i actually did

Time I spent volunteering...dates and hours

compliment for Mr. A

Cool spongebob socks!

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.

Needs of kids or teachers at our school:
  1. Food pantry.
  2. Teachers need their dogs walked.b
  3. Kids need school supplies.

Things that need to be done around school:
  1. Trash needs to be picked up.
  2. Gum needs to be scraped of off tables.
  3. Bookshelves need to be clean.

Things that need to be done in your neighborhood:

  1. Trash needs to be picked up.
  2. Leaves need to be raked.
  3. Twigs need to be picked up and thrown away.

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

  1. Things in my house need to be organized.
  2. Our leaves from the other yard need to be raked.
  3. Our garage needs to be cleaned out.

Things that need to be done in our community:

  1. Elder people need help with activities.
  2. There needs to be a park built.
  3. Trash needs to be cleaned up and dogs need walking.

  • 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