(Mary) You thoughts about Katie and her volunteer work?
I don’t want to be rude, but she looks like someone who is “in retirement”.
Volunteering is an act whereby a person gives out personal time to do something good without gaining any financial rewards.
This is ‘classical’ meaning which has changed by social transformations into ‘new’ volunteering in recent years.
In that case, volunteering at an animal hospital, for instance, would be a great opportunity.
We've all seen the stories on TV about animals in need.I don’t know of any people who do volunteer work who are working full-time.What with kids and commitments, there just isn’t enough time if you’re working.Also the study find out that some of the people are wondering if the volunteers can use the money speeding for international volunteering for the communities in their countries, like helping in local church among others : You have to wonder if she could be more useful spending the money and time that got her to Sri Lanka on helping communities here?I spend about a day a week running the community crafts group, a day every second week I volunteer for the Tourist Welcome centre, and also about a day a week representing consumers and carers on various Mental Health committees.(Mary) When I was much younger I used to help organize the church Saturday Night Socials that we put on for the younger members of the parish.(Fredrick) The study found the typical volunteers are people who have time,and can avoid to work without pay and most of all are with community-minded spirit are and generous: Well, as I said, someone with a community-minded spirit and plenty of spare time.( Fredrick) They are passionate about a cause and devote all their spare time to it.They are selfless, generous hearted, hardworking with a tad bit of martyr going on I think. (Grace) Probably someone who has time and is financially secure enough that they can work without making money.(Mary) But then volunteers can often take part in getting sponsorships etc.. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people's lives, including your own.