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Old 02-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Volunteer Work

Have any of you had really bad experiences doing volunteer work? I've had so many that I think I've decided to not work for any organized volunteer organization. If anyone responds to this, I'll tell you about my experiences, and today tops the list!

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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I haven't but my best friend does alot of volunteering and she has told me some unbelieveable stuff that she has seen, experienced, etc.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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I haven't had any really bad experiences doing volunteer work. I have had a little problem with some of the other volunteers thinking that they can just lay back and do a little here and there, since they aren't being paid for it. Or they think they are entitled to take certain liberties since they are volunteering. What a lot of people don't realize is that when you volunteer, you are every bit as obligated, as people depend on you.

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:31 AM   #4
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I do a fair amount of volunteering but it has mostly been in Christian organisations so less likely to have issues. I currently volunteer as a teacher.
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