(Closed) Bee Volunteers?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve volunteered for a theraputic riding program before. Basically everyone has a different job that session, whether it is hand walking the horses while the participants are riding, helping lift them on the horse, grooming and tacking up the horse, etc. It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding, but unfortunately my schedule with work and school doesn’t leave room for volunteer work anymore. 

Totally different from what you’re looking for, but NAHRA is a great organization for that. I also work with abused horses and cats often.

Post # 5
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

If you are leaning towards the children road look at Boys and Girls Club! I know you could volunteer to teach a class on something (photography, computers, drawing, etc.) or just go in and help kids on homework or study skills.

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I volunteered at a theraputic riding program too!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  I’ve done it for two years with two different children.  The experience has been wonderful because you are able to see one child improve and change over time.  I participate in a “site based program” which I think some people don’t realize is out there.  I only see my ‘little’ at her after school program but the commitment is once a week instead of one weekend a month.  I find it’s very easy to fit into my schedule and  it’s so fun too!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also love volunteering! I have volunteered at the hospital in the recreational therapy department. I wished I could do it for my actual job! I spent time reading to patients, painting their fingernails, giving cooking classes, arranging doggie fashion shows, and leading drumm circles of long term patients.

Most hospitals have volunteer opportunities available.

Post # 9
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

One thing I should point out. I have tried volunteering a few times and have been turned down because they don’t need anyone!! With the recession, and thus many people losing their job, a lot of people are turning to volunteer work.The situation could definitely be different were you are, though, as many many organizations are in dire need of volunteers! I would look into a couple of different places that you are interested in ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

My town actually has a lot of great organizations to volunteer for – which is convenient. I have volunteered for Make-A-Wish, my sorority’s philanthropy (which sounds cliche, but our philanthropy actually has a center in my hometown, which makes it easy to volunteer), plus I have volunteered for a few green/eco-friendly/sustainability orgs in town.

If you do a bit of digging, I bet you could find some great opps at the children’s hospitals, the zoo or even places like the botanical garden (if there is one).

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’m in AmeriCorps. So I volunteer A LOT. Haha. I volunteer mostly at an after school program for American Indian kids, but I also love to volunteer at events, like Project Homeless Connect and food drives. My favorite place to volunteer is a place that helps families get furniture, they go on a big shopping trip and pick out everything from couches to silverware (It’s called Bridging.)

In the average week I volunteer 5 hours, and I love it.

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