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What a Difference Two Years Makes
Posted by: VA Volunteer on 12/8/2006 11:46:00 AM
Two years ago I volunteered in Virginia with Get Out the Vote efforts for the VA Democrats. I handed out info at Metro stops in Northern Virginia. Northern Virginia leans more toward the Democrats than much of the rest of the state, so the feedback was mostly positive, although there was one snarky guy who said that "he voted for Kerry before he voted against him." I was feeling hopeful on Electio... Read More

Holocaust Education
Posted by: Ruth Kurschner on 12/2/2006 11:39:00 AM
First of all, I'm not a young student.  I'm a 71 year old graduate student at Rowan in NJ.  Because I was a WWII refugee from Vienna and because I have my passports with Nazi insignia and other documents, I go into the public schools and give talks to young people about the Holocaust and about my family's personal experiences in escaping to the US.  I have spent 1-1/2 hours at Central Elementary S... Read More

Tutoring ESL
Posted by: Anonymous on 11/28/2006 10:10:00 PM
I have been tutoring English as a Second Language to adult Central American immigrants for several months, and it has been an absolutely incredible experience.  One story sticks out in my mind in particular.

A few months ago, I was going over the word "have" with the individual that I tutor.  To give a few examples, I said, "I have clothing.  I have a book.  I have a pencil..."  Then I ... Read More

Posted by: Joel Kay on 11/23/2006 6:45:00 PM
1. I am past chair of the social service division: Cleveland, Ohio Jewish Community Federation.
2. I am currently on the board of the Hillel Foundation of NE Ohio (CWRU campus)
3. I am a member of the steering committe of Partnership 2000 (CJF) & spent 2 weeks in Israel this past summer (6th trip)
4. I am a life-long member of the Anti Defamation League & am a member of the ... Read More

The Life You Save ...
Posted by: Dr. Andrea Chonin, RN, MSN, Ed.D. on 11/23/2006 8:24:00 AM
I taught 2 "Friends and Family" CPR class for Chai Lifeline in the North Miami Beach,Florida community - we had 25 people attend who were from 14 years old to over 80! Statistics tell us that most of the time when you do CPR is is for someone you know - a friend or family member.
So, the life you save may be someone you know and love or it could be a complete stranger, but the key phrase is "... Read More

Day of the Child
Posted by: Lisa B. on 11/22/2006 2:46:00 PM
I volunteered at the annual "Day of the Child" event, which takes place at Pierce College. The event matches foster children with adult mentors for a day of fun. Carnival rides, food, entertainment and giving a child one great day. It was great fun.

Previous Postings

Favorite Memories 11/22/2006 10:22:00 AM
Mentoring 11/22/2006 10:04:00 AM
Donating Web Time 11/21/2006 3:55:00 PM
Get Out the Vote 11/21/2006 1:45:00 PM
Dinner at a Women's Shelter 11/21/2006 1:44:00 PM
Helping a friend get out the vote on election day 11/21/2006 1:22:00 PM
A Day at the Beach 11/21/2006 1:19:00 PM
GOTV in Northern Virginia 11/21/2006 9:59:00 AM