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  1. General Chat
    I was voted in to my closest VFD Monday. (I live in a professional fire district, the VFD is the next closest district - some of the members live down the street from me.) I was issued turnout gear today and will be put on the roster after having a physical done. This is good timing as my...
  2. Financial hardship
    I’ve been seriously thinking of asking my boss to reduce my hourly wages 28%. :feedback: Would this show I am a team player to the company or is this a stupid idea? Has this been done before? This is the background story: My previous employer went bankrupt 6 months ago; my current employer...
  3. General Chat
    Volunteering is such a rewarding experience, not only for the recipients, but for the volunteer as well. Several years ago I wanted to volunteer in the nursery of my local hospital, but they wanted a time commitment of about 20 hrs. The kids were really small then, and I couldn't commit to that...
  4. Blog
    When we think in terms of improving ourselves, we tend to think of big things like going back to school, investing in expensive clothes, joining a gym, using expensive cosmetics, or indulging in expensive spa treatments or hair styles. But there are many free and low cost things you can do to...
  5. Freebies
    Disney is offering a FREE day pass to anyone that volunteers! Starting January 1, 2010, Guests can go to www.disneyparks.com to search for volunteer opportunities made available through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. As the nation’s largest volunteer network, HandsOn...
  6. Blog
    One man is attempting to change the way we think of volunteering. He doesn't think volunteering should be difficult. There's no need to break a sweat or drive across town. He believes it can be so simple, in fact, that you don't have to leave the comfort of your living room. Mike Bright has...
  7. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    This is breaking news...not a lot of info about it yet. Apparently a 20 - year old woman was attacked and a "B" was carved into her face. http://time4revolution.net/2008/10/mccain-volunteer-attacked-and-mutilated-in-pittsburgh/ Here is another story where a McCain supporter was a victim of...
  8. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080918/COMMUNITIES32/809180350/1203 In my town, the immigrant day laborers just volunteered their time to help clean up our town. Not to open the immigration debate again, but here are some people who are extremely hard working, taking time...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    dang if i had known this we would not have bought any. oh well we will give a bunch away i guess
  10. General Chat
    Hi Anyone thought about walking dogs at the local rescue kennels as a way of getting fit and losing weight? I have spent 2/3 days a week walking dogs at my local centre (I teach at college so am on holiday). I love dogs and have 2 of my own. I feel so sorry for all the strays and want to do...
  11. General Chat
    Ok I know this sounds dumb but it is a lot of fun. If anyone is interested in it, please let me know. This is how it works. I have been doing it for a few years. Myself and a friend of mine named Linda have a group called "Coupons4Cancer. Yes, all monies donated are delivered to the American...
  12. General Chat
    Does anyone do any volunteer work? I just called a cat shelter :kitty: in my area to work as a volunteer one or two evenings a week. The place is only 5 minutes or less from my apt. so it's very convenient for me. I like that they only take a certain number of cats so that they don't have to put...
  13. Green Living
    Is anyone involved with any environmental groups as a volunteer? Or do you take part of "clean-up days"? Educate others of youre co choices (like cloth diapers, solar energy, recycling etc.)? I'm interested in doing one of those clean-up days this spring with DH and DS. Just to get involved a...
  14. Green Living
    http://www.ewg.org/reports_content/skindeep2/pdfs/EWG_Teen.pdf
  15. General Chat
    Please visit www.elderswithoutwalls.com
  16. General Chat
    There seems to be quite a few places in our community. There's the hospital auxiliary, the churches, the schools, a charity quilting group (actually several)... What opportunities are available where you live? Jean
  17. General Chat
    What do you do there? How many hours do you put in a week or month? I'm going to my local YMCA that recently opened on Monday since I'm interested in volunteering there.
  18. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I volunteer for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) and at the local animal shelter. I spend an hour a week reading to two kids and a couple of hours each week doing obedience work with some of the dogs and scoializing the kitties. I enjoy doing both of these things and honestly wish I had more...
  19. Education
    How often do you volunteer?
  20. FV Neighborhoods
    :angel: I talk about this group a lot... I just can't tell you what a wonderful experience it has been for me. If you haven't heard me ramble about it, or blocked me out ;), I'm talking about ChemoAngels, a group that I am proud to say I am a part of. We adopt patients who are going through...
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