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June 20th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Do you do any sort of volunteer work? This is something DH and I would love to incorporate more in our lives but we just haven't made a huge effort thus far, I'm ashamed to say. One of DH's cousins and her husband volunteer weekly with all five of their kids. I'm not sure what they're currently doing, although I know in the past they visited sick children in the hospital. They're such an inspiration to me!

Do you volunteer? If so, please share!
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June 20th, 2007, 08:55 PM
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There isn't a lot of opportunity for volunteer work where we live. Well, I say that, but I probably just haven't looked hard enough.
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June 21st, 2007, 05:49 AM
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Nope, I don't currently volunteer. Over the past few years I noticed ads in our Parish's bulletin about volunteering in Birthright, meaning providing support and councelling to pregnant women who are considering abortion; basically, talking to them, advising them, etc. to turn them away from it. And deep inside it's something that I was a little pulled towards, but haven't done anything about it. I hope I make the step in the future.
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June 21st, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Birthright is a great group! I was able to volunteer with them for a few months before we moved. Even if you cannot volunteer at the office, there are opportunities as a phone counselor. There aren't any crisis pregnancy centers in this area, or that is something I would definitely pursue.
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June 21st, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Do you do any sort of volunteer work? This is something DH and I would love to incorporate more in our lives but we just haven't made a huge effort thus far, I'm ashamed to say. One of DH's cousins and her husband volunteer weekly with all five of their kids. I'm not sure what they're currently doing, although I know in the past they visited sick children in the hospital. They're such an inspiration to me!

Do you volunteer? If so, please share! [/b]

I volunteer as the coordinator for our Mom's group (discussed recently) and I teach the Billings Ovulation Method. It's tough with really little kids to do much, but in the past I've taken them to go visit the nursing home up the street. Most of the elderly people just LOVE to see babies and little kids; many of them don't have visitors very often. I don't know if that really counts.
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June 27th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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I and dh will work our parish festival. We are also on the technology comittee. We help with the computers for the school. The whole volunteerism thing used to get me so upset. When our son attended a Catholic grade school. It was expected you put in service hours. I gladly did when not working. We had some parents who figured they had to do nothing. It was stated that if you do not volunteer. You were expected to pay I think 25$ for the school year to get out of volunteering. Those same parents would also not pay that 25$. It seemed us same group of parents always volunteered for things. We were getting burned out doing all this work.
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