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What did you like about your other volunteer experiences?
  1. I was able to help some less fortunate poeple who have served their country get more out of their lives, and their short stay at the nursing home.

  2. Volunteering made me happy because I was be able to help other people. I was glad that I can spend my speat time to help other people.

  3. IT MADE ME FEEL AS IF I WAS MAKING A DIFFERENCE, AND I LIKED BEING A POSITIVE FORCE IN THESE CHILDREN'S LIVES, WHO OFTENTIMES HAD NO OTHER POSITIVE ROLE MODELS.

  4. After I did those things I felt I had somehow helped the world-- in a very small way. I felt a sense of fulfillment.

  5. Doing something useful with like minded people.

  6. helping people

  7. They were pretty fun....but Id like to volunteer for someone I know is really helping the world. For example, I volunteered for the Red Cross, but they never did anything and that was annoying. OTOH, I love volunteering for the American Cancer Society because they work hard in the fight against Cancer.

  8. I liked the fact that I was able to help people who I had never come in contact with and would probably never see again. It gave me the feeling that I was an unsung hero to somebody somewhere.

  9. It gives me immense satisfaction to serve people, at the same time i am happy to get away from my routine job and indulge in something that heps me to relax.

  10. the fulfillment of helping others

  11. I liked the satisfaction I got. I loved the effects it had on me while I was helping and after I was done helping. I also have memories to last a lifetime.

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  15. getting alonside people and seeing them enjoying life despite their problems. Helping organisations which help people be better, through an improved computer facilites, website etc

  16. What I liked about my other volunteer experiences was that I had something to do with my extra free time instead of just staying home all day.

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  19. I enjoy using my computer design skills.

  20. I enjoy having real contact with the patients, because I aspire to become a doctor. I've learned a lot about how things get done in a hospital, and important social skills I believe are essential to treating a sick patient. In the museum, I enjoyed learning about our town's colorful history.

  21. I really like helping people and working with people.

  22. The idea that my contributions help other people in what-ever way...further research and just persoanl satisfaction.

  23. It gave me the opportunity to exercise my leadership and managerial skills. I gained much knowledge as well.

  24. Working with the girls
    Applying the knowledge I had gained in my courses to badge activities and helping the girls gain from them.
    Learning experiences on the field trips

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  26. the sense that I was helping with a worthwhile effort, feeling a part of a group with a direction and goal

  27. I really enjoy seeing other people's faces light up when they see someone giving their time to help them. I also like the feeling of knowing that I'm doing something worthwhile with my time.

  28. I really appreciated being able to see their faces light up. I was taught that in reality, every little bit of help does make a difference. A good deed goes a long way.

  29. I really enjoyed the staff the I work with.

  30. The joy of being able to make people feel better and to support them whenever needed

  31. I like the people involved. Volunteers are special people with special assets. I also enjoyed learning about people in need and why they are where they are in life.

  32. Impact on others
    As a retiree, the freedom to devote myself to a cause without worrying about my career

  33. seeing people, making them smile, being out of the house, wearing a neat uniform.

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  35. I liked helping people achieve what they thought was impossible. I also liked receiving "thank-you" emails daily.

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  37. I enjoyed meeting new people, learning new skills, sharing my skills through instruction, and gaining a new perspective on the needs of my community through volunteering.

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  39. It is very rewarding helping others.

  40. The feeling that I can make a differance in someone's life.

  41. I felt fulfilled. Some of the lives I've touched I still come incontact with and it makes me feel good to know I've been a positive influence on that person's life when they didn't have much hope.

  42. The fact that I was helping someone who had a need and making them happy or able to enjoy something they may not have been able to without me.

  43. It was helping others.

  44. Knowing that I made a difference for some people.

  45. I liked working with the people and felt like I was doing something for the community.

  46. Part of it is the knowing that I have the power to help others and the rest of it is seeing that influence making a positive difference in someone's life.

  47. Working with people. Both in performing for them and in helping my 'little sister' with her schoolwork and in dealing with the problems in her life.

  48. I got to see for my self things that most of the world has been ignoring and I got the chance to reach my hand out to these people. I got to show others that help does not only come from giving money, there is alot more that you can do if you only want to do it.

  49. I liked working with the blind students and appreciating special gifts they have.

    Also enjoyed organizing event for Sangaath and Huntsville India Association. This gave me a great opportunity to make many friends and enjoy working in a team.

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  51. Personally, it was a great opportunity to help people in need, to make new friends.
    Academically, it was an opportunity to improve my foreign language skills (German).

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  53. I enjoyed helping other people, organizing events, advertising events, and working in groups.

  54. It helps to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment to know that I helped out someone in need. Those for which I've worked have always been very thankful and appreciative.

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  56. Learning new things.

  57. Helping others help themselves

  58. actually doing the work: wrapping the presents; serving the meals; setting up.

  59. I haven't volunteered except through my childrens schools and I find that when your helping someone that feeling of accomplishment from myself and the person i'm helping is the greatest reward

  60. I liked helping people. I thought it was fun.


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