Thursday, October 18, 2007

Volunteering...

A volunteer is someone who serves in a community or for the benefit of natural environment primarily because they choose to do so. Many serve through a non-profit organization – sometimes referred to as formal volunteering, but a significant number also serve less formally, either individually or as part of a group.
By definition, a volunteer worker does not get paid or receive compensation for services rendered

Each person's motivations will be unique:
Some people argue that there are no purely altruistic volunteers – altruism is a common motivation but never the only motivation for sustained commitment to serve – they say there is always some aspect of personal gain or satisfaction. Other people disagree - some people argue that there are purely altruistic volunteers since there is no way to prove otherwise.
"serving community because doing service makes ones own life better" — is perhaps the most significant motivation for volunteering. It is often mixed with a good dose of altruism. Included here would be the benefits people get from being with other people, staying active, and above all having a sense of the value of ourselves in society that may not be as clear in other areas of life.
many people have in some way benefited from the work of an organization, or more generally, and volunteer to give back.
Some see participation in community as a responsibility that comes with citizenship.
Many faiths hold that service to others or the community is a spiritual duty or a means of reaching higher spiritual states.
Volunteering is a good way to meet a lot of different people from other walks of life and it is often easy to make new friends.

(in Wikipedia)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Eugénia said...

Olá grande amiga;)...
Espero que esteja tudo bem consigo... As saudades das suas aulas são cada vez maiores, não só pelas aulas, mas pela amizade e convívio que lá existo... É claro que a amizade continua;)...
Bem, este post é muito interessante, ajudar os outros seja de que forma for é algo que nos beneficia imenso... Torna-nos portanto pessoas mais altruistas, e isso não é nada mau...
Sabe de uma coisa? O nosso grupo de area de projecto tem o tema "Igualdade de Oportunidades", queremos salientar aos outros que todos temos direito de pisar o mesmo chão, o mesmo mundo, os mesmos direitos... Também estamos a tentar fazer um pouco de voluntariado... Queremos participar no projecto "Escolas em África" e ajudar o maximo possivel...
Ate criamos um blog;)... É www.diferencafazdiferenca.blogspot.com , se quiser fazer lá uma visitinha esteja à vontade;)...
beijinhos cheios de saudades...

7:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article shows us how important it is to be a volunteer and to serve our community. As citzens we must be concious of our reality and also be aware of society´s problems. Help other people is very rewarding and fulfilling.

Mara Araújo 10ºA

7:57 pm  

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