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11-27-06, 07:56 PM #1
Question for LEOs and LEO applicants only
Ok, this is an unscientific poll here, but how many of you (us) have been involved in volunteerism, and/or still volunteering.
And if it's not to much trouble list the the types/organizations, etc
If you are not an LEO or Applicant you are more than welcome to comment, but please don't vote.
11-27-06, 08:03 PM #2
Volunteered in the dental clinc making dentures for the elderly. I only stopped because I don't have the hours to put into it. It was at a hospital. Making dentures is hard work..
11-27-06, 08:19 PM #3
I volunteered as Victim Service Counselor with APD, worked a summer in a nursing home, and worked with 4-H.Some people dream of success, while other people live to crush those dreams.
11-27-06, 09:20 PM #4
As for me, I've volunteered off and on for a couple of decades now. I've done door to door canvassing for cancer research, make-a-wish, sunshine dreams for kids, in a community centre as a youth worker.
Currently I volunteer on the ceremonial troop. So, if an organization is hosting an event like the Weekend To End Breast Cancer, I'll volunteer to be the Mountie that stands with the flag. It's a small way to contribute. I also will be planning a couple sunshine/children's hospital fund raisers after Christmas.
The reason why I am asking is that I recently spoke with the Activism club at the school I'm currently posted at, and the underlying theme of the club was to bitch about the police.
I thought it ironic that the people, and this case they get a bit of a break because they are kids, are probably doing the least to better the world.
It's hell of a lot easier to sit around and complain, than it is to get out your mom's basement and hand out socks to the homeless, or to plan a fundraiser to help some sick kids.
That's the reason for this poll. I'd like to go back with some numbers and some of different things we've done on our own time.
I don't care if they question us, I think it's healthy if it's done respectfully, I just want to motivate them to do more with their lives.
11-27-06, 09:34 PM #5
We must organize all labor, no matter how dirty and arduous it may be, so that every (citizen) may regard himself as part of that great army of free labor.... The generation that is now fifteen years old .. must arrange all their tasks of education in such a way that every day, and in every city, the young people shall engage in the practical solution of the problems of common labor, even the smallest, most simple kind. -Vladimir Lenin
"I am here because I want to redefine the meaning of citizenship in America... If you're asked in school 'What does it mean to be a good citizen?' I want the answer to be, 'Well, to be a good citizen, you have to obey the law, you've got to go to work or be in school, you've got to pay your taxes and --- oh, yes, you have to serve..." -Bill Clinton
Sorry- I couldn't resist.The virtue of spirit has no need for thanks or approval. Only the certain conviction that what has been done is right. -Jor El, as played by Marlon Brando
11-27-06, 09:41 PM #6
11-27-06, 11:08 PM #7
Volunteered in 1965 retired in 1988; does that count?
Damn well better.
We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
11-27-06, 11:10 PM #8
""I am here because I want to redefine the meaning of citizenship in America... If you're asked in school 'What does it mean to be a good citizen?' I want the answer to be, 'Well, to be a good citizen, you have to obey the law, you've got to go to work or be in school, you've got to pay your taxes and --- oh, yes, you have to serve..." -Bill Clinton"
What Bimbo on a platter?We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
11-27-06, 11:12 PM #9
I've volunteered at various community activities such as carnivals and parades in the past. I also do still volunteer when the opportunity arises.Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
11-27-06, 11:13 PM #10
I am an LEO applicant and have done volunteer work for years.
I have been a volunteer for American Red Cross, American Cancer Society (Relay For Life), Sheriff's dept, and a few other things. I just stopped my volunteer duties this past month to concentrate on academy for next 6 months.**********************
"I used to care
but now I take a pill for that"
11-28-06, 01:03 AM #11
I was an Explorer, and I'm working on becoming a Reserve Officer.
I also give blood."I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
11-28-06, 09:04 AM #12
11-28-06, 09:52 AM #13CopsRCool302 Guest
11-28-06, 11:56 AM #14
In a prior life before being an LEO, I was an Explorer for a couple of years. That was about it.
As a FTO and an applicant investigator I can tell you that one of the things in the hiring process CLOSELY looked at to bump your number up in the pool, IS volunteer work. It shows some civic duty and responsibility and is something that a lot of people dont do. It may not be a huge advantage, but if you have 50 people you narrow down to to work on a test pool, and all have college, what else can you start looking at to funnel those down? There you go.There are only two kinds of real justice left: street and poetic...
Canada, huh? Almost made it...
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11-28-06, 09:41 PM #15
I led our 4H horse group for 10 years while I was in NC along with the rescue horse programs there
I work with rape crisis down here and am a big sister.
When I lived in NH I was involved in the rescue program for horses.http://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
11-28-06, 10:30 PM #16
I volunteered 3 years at a local PD as a police reserve. It is what got me interested in becoming an officer.
11-28-06, 10:33 PM #17
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