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Volunteering and Its Significance
There are various incidences that we have over time come to get people volunteering, for instance in different organizations, charitable institutions, there are volunteering in the neighborhood drives, environmental cleanups, volunteering even in fund raising for the community and even to the lower level of taking some time to help the neighbor take care of their overwhelming chores.
Having a family of two little kids, one nine years old and the other six years old, both girls, my concern is mostly on the ability to bring them up to be the right citizens in the U.S.A. And achieve the best they can in the sense of humanitarian and social aspects of life. There have been several incidents of our family giving a helping hand in voluntary service and trying to help where we can.
The last of the several voluntary works was my family volunteered at…
As part of the community service requirement, students will also gain valuable experience in service that cannot be provided by most part time jobs that are accessible to teenagers. The requirement will give students ideas about possible professions as well, from becoming a social worker, to a hospital employee, a teacher -- even a forest ranger!
From the community's point-of-view, the local community will benefit from the added aid to charitable organizations. Also, volunteer work is an important requirement for many college applications. True, some students already engage in such service as part of the high school Key Club or local service organizations -- but for those who do not, fifty hours over the course of four years of publicly funded education is hardly an unreasonable expectation.
The community gives a great deal to its students -- students are our hopes, dreams, and futures. But to realize their own, fullest…
In terms of language development, most of the children I observed were still at the beginning stage of this process which will eventually result in their ability to talk, listen, and to communicate with people at will. The vast majority of the children I witnessed showed indications of their natural proclivity to language -- meaning that they made noises and sounds, particularly when they were playing with one another and with members of the daycare staff. However, very few of them were able to form actual words, or at least any words that I was able to recognize. What was interesting about this aspect of observation was the fact that several of the children were able to make the same sort of sounds repetitively -- if not the exact same sound, then at least something quite similar to it. In this respect and by using this method of "communication," some…
I feel that it is important for young people to engage in community service. It is important to establish at an early age that you are part of a larger community. One of the things that happens, especially in high school, is that you become quite focused on yourself. Your world is fairly small, mostly just a small geographic area, your friends and family. Community service broadens a young person's world, giving them experiences that they otherwise would not have.
In the course of community service, you see a lot of things. I volunteered at a nursing home, where you basically are assigned one person with whom to meet weekly and talk to. I was assigned a younger person with a mental disability who was unable to take care of himself, a low functioning person. This experience was exceptionally eye-opening. You see the people working there and learn…
Rates of volunteering have also increased 64% for Americans ages 65 years and over since 1974. Additionally, the proportion of Americans volunteering for an educational or youth group has increased 63% since 1989.
In light of the increased interest in volunteering amongst persons with more flexible schedules like teens, college students, and retirees, Heifer International runs study tours to enable these demographics combine travel with volunteerism. Also, Heifer International has a specific fundraising ideas section on its website for youth groups. Community giving and combining personal enrichment with volunteering is likely to become an even more significant trend in the future, as the population grows older and also as students seek to improve their resumes for colleges and for the competitive job market with unique experiences like volunteering for organizations like Heifer International.
Volunteer Growth in America: A Review of Trends since 1974." (2006). Corporation
For National and…
Volunteer Growth in America: A Review of Trends since 1974." (2006). Corporation
For National and Community Service. Retrieved 4 Feb 2007 at http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/role_impact/performance_research.asp
Heifer International. (2006). Official Website. Retrieved 4 Feb 2007 at http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.201443
ole of Management in ewarding Volunteers
Organizational leadership entails the proper maintenance of structures and systems within the company. This requires that the leadership from the top to the bottom have to be made to work together in a proper manner. This has to be done for the sake of maintaining a proper leadership system in the organization in question. The situation is trickier in situation where the employees are working on voluntary system basis because there is little remuneration to boost their motivation. In such cases, instances of quarrels and disagreements between the top leadership and the rest of the employees are commonplace. This is evident in the case of the Online University. The management had chosen to open a broadcasting station for use in communication. The following study identifies the appropriate management strategy for employees a volunteering regime.
The Online University has understaffed its management. It is run…
Michale. T. (2013) Developing & managing volunteers. Washington D.C.: FEMA.
McSweeney, P., & Alexander, D. (2010). Managing volunteers effectively. Aldershot: Arena.
Shepard, M. (2009). Volunteer benefits. St. Paul, Minn.: Research Dept., Minnesota House of Representatives.
Volunteer to etter Health
Volunteerism and Personal Development
While an academic definition of volunteerism is any activity in which time and talent is given freely to deliver services or perform tasks to benefit another person, group or cause with no direct financial compensation expected, volunteering is really just a more organized form of giving of ourselves to contribute in some way to shape our own future and that of others.
Surveys show that most people believe that helping others has a positive effect on the general well-being of both the donor and the recipient. The positive relationship between subjective and objective well-being and volunteer work include life-satisfaction, self-esteem, and self-rated health. Also, volunteers increase the opportunity to advance educational and occupational objectives when exploring the idea that volunteering benefits both the helper and the helped.
It has also been suggested that the degree of one's well-being in helping redress the…
Volunteerism and Personal Development:
Monthly Seminar for Integrating Volunteer Service into Career and Personal Lives. Centre for Adult development. (27 March, 2004. http://www.adultdev.org/VOLUNTEER.htm
Volunteering and Healthy Aging: What We Know. Volunteerism in Canada.
A march, 2004. http://www.volunteer.ca/volcan/eng/content/older-adults/canada_adults_report_printable.htm
The Center Against Family Violence (CAFV), located in El Paso, TX is an organization dedicated to confront and prevent domestic violence in all its forms. The CAFV started out as a hotline service but has not blossomed into comprehensive shelter that aims to protect those who have been harmed due to domestic violence.
To become a volunteer at CAFV, a lengthy and tough training program is necessary. Since many of the women who use these services need protection, confidentiality and security policies are put into place that make it difficult to simply volunteer at this shelter. A lengthy application must be filled out as well as a criminal background check must be performed before you are allowed to volunteer at this shelter. Personal references are also required. This process is much like being employed there as the hiring standards and the volunteering standards are very similar. According to…
CAFV homepage. Viewed 3 November 2013. Retrieved from http://www.cafv.org/volunteer/volunteer-at-cafv
Examples of material donations are the kits and medication used for the treatment of rehabilitated youths who formerly indulged in drug abuse.
The Local Authority -- the local authority is another important source of funding for the project. The local authority gives cash donations as well as the provision of community warders to aid in providing security in the neighbourhoods and town.
Power and stratification within the organisation
The etter Youth project is an initiative that is headed by the UK government through the home office. Most of the administrative decisions are made by the Home Office through the Directors who is chosen by the home office. The projects are to be done through the direct supervision of both the Home Office and the various stakeholders.
Engagement with the community
My engagement with the community is based on patriotism. As a citizen of the UK, I feel that it is…
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Hope, T. And Murphy, D. (1983) The Problems of Implementing Crime Prevention:
The experience of a demonstration project. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Volunteers America's involvement responsibilityto community. Summarize factors influenced social responsibility
The social responsibility strategies of the Volunteers of America were shaped by a number of interrelated factors. The most eminent of these pertained to Christianity. The organization was conceived as a means of propagating Christianity's notions of goodwill towards all when it was initiated in 1897 by Maud and Ballington Booth. Christianity is a religion that focuses on social responsibility and is extremely community oriented. It was this aspect of this religion that led the founders of this organization to attempt to have a volunteer-based organization to carry out the goals of the religion, which became largely synonymous with the goals of the organization.
Specifically, factors relating to the strategies for social responsibility for Volunteers of America, have to do with social reform as conceived by Methodists during the 18th century. Social reform movements that were religiously inspired in the…
McGee, T. (2012). "Nonprofit groups essential for disadvantaged residents." www.triblive.com. Retrieved from http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourfoxchapel/yourfoxchapelmore/3131196-74/needs-christmas-area#axzz2MXRsBHXP
No author. (2013). "Volunteers of America." www.voa.org. Retrieved from http://www.voa.org/About-Us/Our-Statement-of-Values-and-Code-of-Ethics
The Catechism of the Catholic Church has a discussion of a "Love for the Poor," stating "those who are oppressed by poverty are the object of a preferential love on the part of the Church" ("Article 7: The Seventh Commandment, VI. Love for the Poor, 2448"). With these words and teachings of the Church, I took it as my duty to help those in need, realizing that, although we may be classed as a rich country, we still have the same social problems as many so-called third world countries.
Through the past 20 hours of service at Project Open Hand, I have learned a great deal about poverty in the country in which I live and have seen the relevance of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Although I myself was greatly surprised by how little I knew about the poverty situation in the United States, there is a great…
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
"Poverty USA: The State of Poverty in America." Poverty in America. Web. 22 Apr. 2010.
"Article 7: The Seventh Commandment, VI. Love for the Poor, 2448." Catechism of the Catholic
Church: Second Edition. Web. 22 Apr. 2010.
Need for More Volunteer Firefighters
Volunteer Firefighting is declining at an alarming pace and there are many reasons associated with this worrisome trend. It is imperative to not only study those cause but also devise practical means of resolving the problems of recruitment and retention. This paper, therefore, discusses the major reasons and the consequential recommendations as to improving volunteer firefighter numbers.
The need for an active firefighting force in itself is inherently important for large scale disaster management. Disaster management is a field that always calls for improvement in today's world as lives are vulnerable to hazards almost every day. And needless to say that firefighting in particular, is a venerable trade that deserves to have more investment in terms of physical as well as human capital. The need to augment the value of firefighting as a profession is ever prevalent, not only because of the exalted…
Bartel, L. (1998). Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters. Clark County Fire Number 12, Ridgefield. Washington: Executive Fire Officer Program. Retrieved February 2013
D'Intino, R.S. (2006). Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention In Rural Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania. Retrieved February 2013
Fisher, J.R., & Maxfield, R.J. (2012, January). The Need For Fire Service Professional Development. (H. P. III, Ed.) Business and Global Social Responsibility, 19 No. 2. Retrieved from http://works.bepress.com/john_fisher/11
Graff, L.L. (2009). Reconceptualizing The Value Of Volunteer Work. The Value of Volunteer Work. Retrieved February 2013
The current setting of our country's economic position leaves many questions unanswered and creates new problems in unexpected areas. Volunteer firefighters are in short demand these days and it is necessary and important to investigate and gain knowledge of the reasons why this trend is occurring. The purpose of this essay is to examine some root causes of the current decline in volunteer firefighting across the United States of America. In addition to describing the causes of this problem, I will also introduce some proposed solutions that may be helpful in setting a new trend towards solving this problem.
Most agree in today's world volunteer firefighters are in sharp decline and retention of these workers is suffering as well. Markley (2012) recently warned the firefighting community when stated that "when the National Fire Protection Association released its latest figures on the number of firefighters in the United States…
Flemming, J. (2011, July 11). Decline in volunteering hurts fire departments around the country. Firerescue 1, Retrieved from http://www.firerescue1.com/recruitment/articles/1080089 - Decline-in-volunteering-hurts-fire-departments-around-the-country/
Markley, R. (2012, March 1). "A Dangerous Dilemma. Retrieved from http://firechief.com/leadership/ar/volunteer-firefighter-recruitment-changes - 201203?page=1
Salsberry, G. (2012). As number decline nationwide, local volunteer firefighters holding steady.Colletontoday.com, 20 July 2012. Retrieved from http://colletontoday.com/news/as-number-decline-nationwide-local-volunteer - firefighters-holding-steady/article_a589fee8-d26f-11e1-9ea0-0019bb2963f4.html
Volunteering is a way in which an individual can enrich his or her life while serving others. Volunteering provides a sense of community and self-worth. Perspectives can improve and lives can be changed when one chooses to volunteer and give of oneself.
One reason why I volunteer is simply because the school needs help with so many functions and activities. Volunteering also helps me appreciate and respect those who work at the school on a daily basis. Volunteering is a way for me to escape from the stress of my world. When I volunteer and become involved with someone else, I lose track of time and discover that I am really enjoying myself. Another reason I volunteer is that it makes me feel great to help with school functions and activities. I get to be a part of the process, which gives me a sense of purpose and I also…
individuals might volunteer to help others by comparing experimental results with the self-reported motivations of Teach for America volunteers. Ultimately, the study demonstrates that volunteerism is rooted in self-interest, and this is evidenced by not only the experimental data, but by the actions of Teach for America as an organization as well as the self-reports of individual members. Although this does not help explain why volunteerism is held in such high regard, it does serve to demonstrate that volunteering and ostensibly altruistic actions are not as difficult to explain as one might think.
The question of why people volunteer to help others is difficult to answer succinctly, because answering it demands that one consider a number of relatively disparate fields of study and investigation, including everything from evolutionary psychology to management theory. However, one can at least begin to formulate a general explanation of volunteerism that seems to hold regardless…
Fogarty, M. 2011, "Teach for America fails the test," Education, pp. 7.
Katz, S.J. 2007, "Teach for America, Hope for the Future," Bioscience, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 735.
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Engineering Progress, pp. 12.
Building a volunteer program before such a disaster takes place, so volunteers can be trained under calmer conditions is the ideal situation. It is essential to inform the potential volunteers of the challenging situations they will face, and to provide them with accurate job descriptions of the sorts of duties they must perform. Organizations often must 'advertise' for volunteers similar to the way that employers advertise for paid jobs, and recruiting young, idealistic workers seeking job experience or who desire to put their convictions into actions are ideal candidates, as are retired persons seeking to retain a sense of connection to their communities. Volunteers will be increasingly necessary to relief efforts in the future, in an era of tight government budgets, but training the right people effectively for the work they will perform as well amassing large numbers of volunteers is critical to assembling an effective volunteer force.
Developing and Managing Volunteers." (2006, Feb). FEMA. Retrieved 10 Sept 2007 at http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is244.asp
Bitches: What Animal Shelters Can Do to Reduce the Gender Gap in Volunteerism
Animal shelters depend on volunteers for everything from fundraising to day-to-day operations. There is no federal agency devoted to animal rescue, placing the burden on small independent community organizations. Understanding how to recruit and retain volunteers therefore becomes a critical component in the success of individual shelters and animal shelters in general. Companion animals like dogs remain popular in the United States, with between one third and one half of all households in America owning a dog; between 70 and 80 million dogs are pets (ASPCA, 2016). Given the affection Americans have for their companion animals, it would seem that volunteering at local animal shelters or taking part in foster care services would be relatively commonplace. Yet the "overwhelming presence of women in the recent world of dog rescue" has highlighted a significant gender gap in animal…
alternatives for the West End Museum's volunteer problem, we first need to understand what the objectives of the program are. When we know what objectives need to be met, it will be easier to narrow down our list of alternatives and then evaluate them. At present, there is a labor shortage at the West End Museum, and this is hampering the ability of the museum to meet stakeholder needs. Thus, new sources of labor need to be found in order to ensure that the West End Museum is able to meet its high standards going forward.
The second objective is that the cost of the solution should be very low. The West End Museum does not have much money in its budget to improve its service levels. The museum therefore needs to meet this challenge without drawing on scarce resources. Unless the new labor can pay for itself by generating…
male entering a domestic violence/battered women's shelter, I was not immediately made to feel welcome. No one embraced me warmly, and more than a few faces revealed not a little bit of suspicion as to what my motives were for being there. However, I was given the opportunity to explain myself. After I registered, received my guest pass, and received a short tour with one of the volunteers, I was able to share why I wanted to observe the shelter for a few hours as a component of this school assignment. I told the volunteer assigned to me that I was no stranger to abuse, as I witnessed my mother being abused by men she trusted. Sharing my story with the women at the shelter helped them to trust and understand me. After a short while, the people in the shelter opened up and warmed up to me.
Data collection is a set of information obtained through a systemic investigation (Depoey and Gitlin 1998). This study proposes to attain an in-depth understanding of the motivation factors possessed by people who make a commitment to voluntary work, in order to be able to maintain or increase their current level of involvement using a qualitative approach. The study would be somewhat restricted since the sample would be taken from only three voluntary organizations, though the decision to reserve the three subsets to those who are the most represented in the Maltese system of NGO's will attempt to lesson the limitation and bias of the study. The work will focus upon the most largely represented of the four types of NGO's who employ a large number of volunteers; Social work activities with accommodation social work activities without accommodation support and pressure activities. According to Bailey (1991), by highlighting the limitations…
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Many companies these days have started to engaged themselves in different activities and programs that would benefit the needy and their communities. Programs such as collection of donations, either in the form of money, foods, clothing, and other useful materials such as books, from employees are the most common activities in corporate volunteer programs. Such goods that were collected are oftentimes distributed to unfortunate families. eing a volunteer program, employees are usually asked to volunteer their selves to be a part of non-profit organizations that will provide service to different communities.
With the emergence of volunteer programs in many companies, it is essential to learn and understand effective strategies when creating corporate volunteer organizations. In the following section, steps on how to develop a corporate volunteer program shall be discussed.
Developing a Corporate Volunteer Program
Pancer, aetz, and Rog have a very good article on developing a corporate volunteer…
Top Ten Tips for Developing a Successful Corporate Volunteer Program.
Retrieved on April 19, 2005, from UWMB.ORG Online. Web site: http://www.uwmb.org/documents/cv_Develop_Successful_Corporate_Vol_Program.pdf
Pancer, M., et. al. 2002. Developing an Effective Corporate Volunteer Program.
Retrieved on April 19, 2005, from Volunteer.CA Online.
In today's high stress world of nutrition, every decision one makes about feeding themselves and nourishing their body can come with much thought. If we are what we eat, than it makes a lot of sense to focus on this area and understand the true benefits a well balanced nutrition can offer. In attempting to find a replacement for sugar, some food companies have devised numerous replacements for this product for various reasons. The purpose of this essay is to investigate the product Splenda, an artificial sweetener. This examination will explore the history of the product, the safety issues associated with this product and Splenda's possible relation to the obesity epidemic that is appears to be occurring throughout the world.
Splenda is an artificial sweetener that is made by the British company Tate & Lyle, and Splenda's sales were as high as $206 million as recently as 2006.…
Lewis, T. (2008). Duke Study Not Sweet on Splenda. Consumer Affairs, 23 Sep, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/09/splenda_study.html
Rattue, P. (2012). Sucralose Causes Cancer Concern. Medical News Today, 25 April, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/244603.php
Splenda Web page. "About Splenda Brand Sweetener." Viewed on 20 Jan 2013. Retrieved from http://www.splendatruth.com/about
military imparts in an individual many important qualities that they carry out into the real world. These qualities are leadership, versatility, character, among others. The military is an excellent place to learn, to grow, and to better one's self. Many people have had long and successful careers that they earned only through being in the military. It teaches a person the importance of hard work, communication, and bravery.
The military allows for transition into a multitude of careers, especially career in the government. And in sectors where leadership skills are rare and sought after, the military prepares one to establish a secure foothold in these areas. Non-for-profits, volunteer organizations, and businesses all require strong and fearless leaders with clear direction and focus. The military offers exactly what a person needs early on to achieve anything they set out for. Six sections will be examined to show just how military lessons…
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visual depiction of 5 personal impact groups to which you belong.
My five impact groups.
This has its own culture, history, language (e.g. AAVE) and way of looking at the world. It supports me in difficulties and provides with a social support group that is easily recognizable in any state and all over the world. Our color binds us together. It has impacted the way I grew up, and accordingly my experiences and therefore the way I perceive the world as well as what I like to read, watch, study, and think about. It has certainly too influenced the way that I feel on race and racism and also the way that I feel towards other minority groups and to people who are 'outsiders', scapegoats of society, or oppressed by so-called more powerful, influential others. It drives my desire for justice. This is important for a social worker, and…
Live Concet Analysis
How Doing Good Makes Us Feel Poweful and Poweless at the Same Time
Design Activism vs. Design fo Social Change
The Awakening Consciousness of Designes 1960's
Thee has been lukewam inteest in public sevice design, social impact and design activism. But in most convesations, all othe designs wok to enhance the standad of living of the people; some of it must be activism. The agument is seldom boosted by the notion that achitectue has been impacted by intellectual movements and ats fo instance, modenism which fuels an idea of a evolutionay society. These movements had ideal poposals fo society's efoms. They wee elated deeply to commece and aesthetics as well (Jose et al., 2008). Conside the diffeence between modenism and activism fo that matte. The modenism idea states that people stand equals to each othe, while society became united in evey aspect fo instance uniting laboes,…
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M5D1: Federalism and Emergency Management Grant
Our proposed grant would be designed to support the education of up-and-coming law enforcement candidates in the field of homeland security. States would be able to apply for a grant to provide scholarships to students at their state universities in the field of criminal justice who specifically wished to study this area of enforcement and serve in a criminal justice agency within the state for a specific number of years after graduation. This would encourage more highly-trained personnel to enter the field of criminal justice and better infuse recent academic knowledge about fighting terrorism and other critical areas into the actual hands-on practice of law enforcement agents in the field.
The program would be mutually advantageous to students and the states. Students would gain support for their education and would also have assurance about finding a job after leaving school. States would be able…
Citizen Corps. (2014). DHS. Retrieved from:
RICHARD BROWN M5D1
Having coordinated responses to threats such as
It is important, therefore to understand the different frameworks by which the ethics of an act can be evaluated.
The art of citizenship, as identified by Barber (no date), must taught as part of one's education. It also holds that practical experience is the best way to teach the art of citizenship. People learn about the consequences of their actions by attaching themselves to those consequences physically. In my case, the sheer volume of shoes that I had to sort made the point clear -- I was helping people clothe themselves. Every box of children's shoes I sent was a child that I helped to live a better life. e have a responsibility, Barber argues, to understand the implications of our actions on our communities.
The different approaches to ethics can also be studied through practical experience. It is social interaction that illustrates for us the outcomes of our actions,…
Barber, B. (no date). A model program: Education-based community service at Rutgers University. In possession of the author.
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Markeaton Park is Derby's most heavily used park and is indeed one of the most frequently visited of all East Midlands sites, two facts that would suggest that its upkeep is highly important (Turbutt 1999: 18-20). However, a combination of this high degree of use and a lack of consistent funding for upkeep and infrastructure improvement has left the park in a far-less-than-ideal state. While the park remains attractive to a range of visitors (including families with children), it has entered what the Derby City Council believes may be a cycle of decline in which poor upkeep and the failure to modernize lead to a decline in use and popularity, which in turn will lead to fewer visitors and less money (Derby City Council 2011).
Keenly aware of the fact that the park's future hangs in the balance depending on what decisions are made now, the Council has begun to…
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It is often said, when discussing the importance of volunteering, that if an individual can only save one person, than he or she has lived a worthwhile life. In my case, I have volunteered for the past two years at UMASS Memorial hospital, a commitment that was preceded by my work at Santa Teresa Hospital, also as a volunteer. Of course, as a high school student, I cannot brag that I have saved many lives, or found the cure for any number of infectious diseases. Someday, I can say, I hope to do such things, but as yet I can only dream. If I have 'saved' even one individual through my current medical efforts, this 'salvation' has only come through my combined efforts with the doctors and nurses whose efforts I serve. But truthfully, I know that my volunteering has saved at least one person -- it has…
A try to help my Little Brother find positive voluntary associations. I encourage him to volunteer at his local church, and to seek afterschool enrichment programs and tutoring. But this is not always easy. He often says that he feels that people do not care -- his teachers, his parents, and even his friends who try to uphold a 'straight and narrow' path. He also says that he wants to feel as if he is accepted by other people, and sometimes his drive to feel accepted right now is more powerful than pursuing long-range goals and the promise getting into college, of 'making it' in a larger American social context. I try to provide a positive role model for him, but it can be difficult to describe to him that sometimes you need to get through the present to move into the future, when many of the images of the…
If everybody is 'doing it,' people seem more likely to participate. Rather than iconoclasm, volunteering seems to be motivated, more than we as Americans might like to admit it, by a spirit of conformity or at least to be seen as not deviating from the moral norm. Sometimes, the more that we are watched, socially, the better we behave (of course, the reverse is sometimes true as well, if everyone is behaving badly, then we are more likely to go on with the crowd, given that we are human, social animals).
Over the course of this week, I have gotten to know the people who regularly worked at the blood bank better. This week offered me more insight upon the spirit of altruism, given the careers these healthcare providers had selected. Many of them said that they had been motivated to choose a career in healthcare, because they…
My life has centered upon answering a central question. This question has been a in my mind since I was 10 years old. At that age, my first image of medicine was largely influenced by the doctors and nurses who were always helping my grandfather battle a rare form of brain cancer. His illness was a life changing experience for me, as, at that age, I watched his condition gradually deteriorate over a period of three months, and I detested I could do nothing to help. This thought, however painful then, has motivated my entire life, and has led to my choosing of nursing as a profession,
Though some did not approve of this particular career path, I never gave up my dreams. For this reason, I began studying and volunteering so as to combine education in theory with education in practice. Giving back to…
Nursing & omen's Roles Pre-and-Post Civil ar
The student focusing on 19th century history in the United States in most cases studies the Civil ar and the causes that led to the war. But there are a number of very important aspects to 19th century American history that relate to women's roles, including nursing and volunteering to help the war wounded and others in need of care. This paper delves into the role nurses played in the Civil ar (both Caucasian and Black nurses), the way in which the Civil ar changed the woman's work roles, the role women (both Black and Caucasian) played before, during, and after the war, and the terrible injustices thrust on women of color in a number of instances throughout the 19th century.
The oman's role in America prior to the Civil ar
"A woman's work is never done," is an old maxim but it…
Brockett, Linus Pierpont, and Vaughan, Mary C. (1867). Woman's Work in the Civil War: A
Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience. Chicago, IL: Zeigler, McCurdy & Co.
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Third Wave is a 2007 documentary that focuses on the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. Among the affected regions is Sri Lanka, which is the focus of the documentary. While the documentary seeks to present a realistic perspective into individual efforts to help provide support and help rebuild Sri Lanka, there are several issues that arise. The Third Wave seeks to present the humanitarian efforts of a group of volunteers, however there are several occasions in which the documentary comes off as exploitative and self-indulgent.
At the beginning of the documentary, a group of four volunteers decide they are going to go to Sri Lanka, specifically a tribal village called Peraliya, and provide aid to the people that reside in the region. Although the volunteers' intentions can be construed as being noble and self-less, the documentary showcases the error in their approach. The volunteers are…
In the STAI, the researcher asks the subjects how they feel at the moment and in the recent past, and how they anticipate feeling in the future (enazon & Coyne, 2000). This test is designed to overlap between depression and anxiety scales by measuring the most common anxiety symptoms which are minimally shared with depression (American, 1994). oth physiological and cognitive components of anxiety are addressed in the 21 items describing subjective, somatic, or panic-related symptoms (Kingsbury & Williams, 2003).
Once those tests are completed, the volunteers will be asked to cycle on an ergometer for 30 minutes. The Talk Test, Target Heart Rate Evaluation, and the org Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale will all be administered while the volunteer is cycling. This is done to determine the energy level - or the perceived energy level - of the volunteer. All of these tests and this same specific pattern will…
American Psychiatric Association (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Benazon, N.R., & Coyne, J.C. (2000). Living with a depressed spouse. Journal of Family Psychology, 14 (1), 71-79.
Dietz, W., MD, Ph.D. (2002). The obesity epidemic: Causes, consequences and solutions. Retrieved from University of Michigan, School of Public Health Web site: http://www.sph.umich.edu/symposium/2002/keynote.html .
Hewitt, P.L., et al. (2001). Death from anorexia nervosa: Age span and sex differences. Aging and Mental Health, 5(1), 41-46.
It is very clear to me the demands medical school has upon a person's time and character. Though I am well aware that nothing I do beforehand can fully prepare me for the experience of medical school, I have made substantial efforts to build my character as well as prepare my mind and body for the adventure of medical school.
One of the most valuable experiences a person can participate in is to volunteer, which is one reason why I have a variety of volunteer activities. Practicing medicine and being a licensed physician is, for me, a kind of civil service -- an overt dedication to one's community. I do not believe that any person, particularly a person who intends to be a doctor should wait until the formal training commences for the doctor's dedication to the community to begin.
As part of my discipline and preparation for…
Designing a Website for a Non-Profit Organization Assignments: HopeTree
This document includes designing criteria and a proposal for a non-profit website which is offering services to assign volunteers. The suggested name for the website is "HopeTree" which is very easy to remember, and gives a good sense of the aim of the site. The target group is young adults who have grown into the browsing technology. Therefore, the networking services such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter will be the main tools to reach target audience. In this context, the usability and functionality of the prospective web page will be described with examples.
Nowadays, as a result of rapid growing online technologies, the internet is reachable to everyone. The reasonable price, bundled services with cable TV and telephone brought the internet to almost every house. Most people use internet to deal with their daily errands from submitting school assignments to…
letter will demonstrate that have the talent you are looking for in a Pre-Rehabilitation student. am dedicated to improving myself, and that is something have proven my entire life. My service in the Army and National Guard is my strongest accomplishment, and it has provided me with the discipline and sense of purpose that will allow me to excel in the Pre-Rehabilitation program.
first took an interest in rehab science a couple of years ago when broke my left tibia above my ankle. received a 5-inch plate to hold my ankle in position, and worked extensively with a physical therapist after the surgery, sparking the interest in me about helping people to recover from traumatic injury.
am applying on the basis of my military experience, my maturity and the strength of my character. will be the first to admit that when was younger had no real sense of what it…
I was able to become a full-tuition Scholarship Cadet, and a Basic Combat Training Squad Leader. I contributed in other ways, building my leadership skills. I was able to conduct English training as an English as a Second Language (ESL) professor. I also served an Army ROTC Culture and Language Program Ambassador in Vietnam. This was an incredible experience for me, and I grew a lot in my time in a leadership position overseas.
I have also undertaken some work in the private sector as well, to help build my skill set. I worked for a marketing company, conducting sales meetings, gathering demographic information, talking to customers and tracking results. In this role, I had to be confident, and highly knowledge about our service offering. I still work in this Promotion Coordinator role, and it has force me to learn new skills, especially with respect to dealing with people, that will come in handy when I graduate and enter the rehabilitation field.
In addition to these experiences, you will find that I have built a solid portfolio for myself. I have worked several promotions jobs, including a volunteer role improving the promotional program for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and a host of other volunteer roles. I even made the Dean's List in 2010. What I offer the Pre-Rehabilitation Program is a hard worker with a track record of success everywhere I have been. As a natural leader, I will represent the school well when I graduate and enter into the field. I have a lot of enthusiasm for the work that physical therapists do, having experienced it myself, and with my natural leadership and the strong communication skills that I have developed over my time working in marketing, I see nothing but success for myself. On the basis of my military service, excellent track record in the private sector and in my volunteer work, and the strength of my intangible factors, I believe that I will be an asset to the Pre-Rehabilitation Program.
I am motivated to continue with my volunteering experience because of a caller I had one night when I had hotline duty.
The caller had been raped several years before and was a repeat caller, who just needed to talk when the nightmares came. In the morning, at the end of my volunteer shift, she phoned me back to thank me and to tell me that, after talking to me, she had been able to sleep through the night for the first time in years.
Journal Entry 5: Partner Abuse
Take the Domestic Violence Screening Quiz at http://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm. andshare your thoughts on living with domestic violence. How could you help, and what would you say to a friend who was experiencing domestic abuse?
My domestic violence screening score was a 3. I am not in an abusive relationship and have committed myself to never being a victim or perpetrator of…
nursing care for as long as I can remember, as a member of a family who commits its life to creating and serving people in it business, nursing care facilities. I understand the inner workings of the business, including the importance of documentation and patient care as well as cost benefits issues, sometimes not understood by all staff. With this experience I have developed a clear understanding of the overall needs of both patients and an evolving health care industry, something I hope to continue to be a part of in the long-term.
How have you been involved in the health care profession in either volunteer or paid capacity?
My experience in health care has been associated with experience working as a volunteer for my family in several residential nursing facilities they are the owners and operators of. In fact most of my volunteer work has been associated with health…
In the opinion of the reporter George Putnam, while one fights for freedom somewhere else in the world, one could at that moment be in fact losing one's own freedom. He also states, on air as well as in other media that the United States of America is being invaded by an inordinate number of aliens, and unless this is controlled, the citizens of America could well lose their own freedom. He goes on to emphasize on the fact that being a Californian, and sharing a common border with Mexico, has meant that he has been suffering both economically as well as culturally, in the hands of foreign illegal invaders, who have been completely responsible for violating the very sovereignty of the state. This in turn has led to the miserable state of affairs present in the 'Immigration and Naturalization Services Department', and, in the opinion of the reporter…
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long-term success in your specific area of interest. How have your previous experiences prepared you for this professional career? What areas of specialization within the Carroll School of Management do you believe will be most valuable in achieving your goals? What specific short-term career objectives have you set to assist you in achieving your long-term career plans?
I will never feel successful if success means putting up my feet and feeling satisfied. I don't work that way. I will only feel successful for small moments, like when I solve a huge problem in my company or when we avert trouble: when we can turn around a failing operation or stay afloat in spite of falling stock prices. Personally, I could be working in a behind-the-scenes managerial position in a company that I cared about and even if my salary was not great I would be successful because every day I…
The Family Christian Association of America (FCAA), Inc. is under the governance of a state wide corporate board of directors, composed of 30 volunteers from various professional disciplines. This board is responsible for the creation and approval of policies, development of financial resources, providing oversight of financial and legal matters, as well as authorizes volunteer advisory councils, and collaboration on strategic planning. (The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc., 2010)
The FCAA shows complete cohesion between the articles of incorporation, bylaws, website, and the work that they are doing in the community served. The mission and vision statement are clear, concise, and evident through the services provided to the population served by this nonprofit. There are actually very few areas that appear to need any correction or improvement. It appears that if there were more guaranteed ways to secure funding from year to year would be one of…
Florida Coalition of Black Faith & Community-Based Organizations. (n.d.). Membership Policy. Retrieved from http://www.fcaafamily.org
Shleifer, A., & Vishny, R. (1997, June). A Survey of Corporate Governance. Journal of Finance, 52, 737-783. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/table/2329497
The Florida Christian Association of America, Inc.. (2010). About Us. Retrieved from
This service is offered on a twenty four hours / seven days basis and is ready to answer people's calls asking for support. Taking action is the second pillar on which the organization relies having four important action subcategories: the mitigation - limiting the causes that may produce a natural catastrophe (for example, the pollution reduction actions), getting prepared - preparing the population in case of an imminent danger, taking action - actively intervene during and shortly after the incident in order to reduce the damages, as well as in order to save human life; the final step is the recovery - correcting the negative effect of the catastrophe - for example, in case of floods helping people to rebuild their houses.
For example, in 2006 the hurricanes produced important damages for the Americans living on the Costal side of the continent. For those people, the MDCEM offered information about…
1) http://www.nvoad.org/,last visit date: 15th of September 2007-09-15
2) Rappaport, Edward N. (November 2, 2000). www.nhc.noaa.govPreliminary Report: Hurricane Iris: 22 August-4 September 1995. National Hurricane Center. Retrieved on 2006- 11-29
Insomuch, I have worked closely with customers on a myriad of issues to ensure their needs were met. Such concern for my constituents has transcended to an elevated level of service for individuals in the healthcare field.
Additional Information for Consideration
Although I may not be a traditional candidate, I have always worked hard to attain my goals. egardless if goals seemed to be unreachable, I have always persevered in the most trying of conditions. Pierce (2003) defines nursing quite well, "Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, the prevention of illness and injury, and the alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals families, communities, and populations. Moreover, nursing addresses the organizational, social, economic, legal, and political factors within the healthcare system and society. These and other factors affect the cost, access, and quality of…
Cafazzo, D. (n.d). Nurses will be charting own futures. The News Tribune, D.1.
Hensick, J. (1996). Guest editorial. Our contract with America: Nursing's social policy statement. Michigan Nurse, 69(5), 3.
Kagan, S.H. (2004). The advanced practice nurse in an aging society. Nurse Practitioner,
Diversity Experience Reflection
My choice for a diversity experience was to volunteer with Autistic children and teens. Autism is a condition that sees a great deal more attention in the press in the 21st century, yet I do not have a direct experience with Autism when it affects so many. I decided instead of reading about or watching a program about Autism that I would learn about Autism experientially. I performed some basic Internet research to find volunteer opportunities in my area. I contacted a few places via email and phone, and secured a session at a Special Education school in Lower Manhattan. The center welcomed my intent to volunteer and said they would make sure I would interact with as many age groups as possible. I volunteered at Hawthorne Country Day School on William Street. It is a center that practices Applied Behavioral Analysis with the students. They…
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Exercise 1.1: eview of esearch Study and Consideration of Ethical Guidelines
Option 1: Stanford Prison Experiment
Go to: http://www.prisonexp.org, the official site for the Stanford Prison Experiment.
What do you think the research questions were in this study? List 2 or 3 possible research questions (in question format) that may have been the focus of this experiment.
What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? Does natural or innate evil exist, or is evil situational? Are certain people simply born "bad apples" or are they made evil by "bad barrels"?
What is "reality" in a prison setting? This study is one in which an illusion of imprisonment was created, but when do illusions become real? How quickly and easily will 'ordinary men' adjust to the roles as prisoners, guards and…
Asby, M.D. And S.A. Miles (2002). Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak their Minds. Oxford.
"Frederick W. Smith: The Entrepreneur Who Created an Industry." (2003). IBS Center for Management Research. http://www.icmrindia.org/casestudies/catalogue/Leadership%20and%20Entrepreneurship/Frederick%20W%20Smith-The%20Entrepreneur-Leadership%20and%20Entrepreneurship.htm
Holstein, W.J. (2007). "Fred Smith's Golden Rule for CEO's." BNet, November 19, 2007. http://www.bnet.com/blog/ceo/fred-smiths-golden-rule-for-ceos-be-selfless/1061
Lussier, R.N. And C.F. Archua (2010). Leadership: Theory, Application and Skill Development. South-Western Cengage Learning.
Team Process Selection:
Setting SMAT goals and avoiding social loafing
For the purpose of this paper, I agreed to volunteer on a local committee designed to reduce childhood obesity in our immediate area. As is the case with many communities, the increasing BMI of children due to unhealthy food consumption and a lack of places to exercise are of great concern, especially to parents of elementary and middle school-age children. The committee was designed to create a less obesegenic environment through a variety of initiatives for this age group.
The committee works closely with the local elementary and middle schools, providing suggestions and support to make it easier for children to walk to school. ecent efforts have included putting in new bike racks on school grounds and hiring an additional crossing guard, to make walking to school less hazardous. The school has also eliminated bake sales as a source of…
"Creating SMART goals." Top Achievement. [3 Nov 2013]
"Important differences between groups and teams." Hogan Assessments. [3 Nov 2013]
http://info.hoganassessments.com/blog/bid/166201/Important-Differences-Between - Groups-and-Teams
Discuss an academic, professional or extra-curricular activity or accomplishment that has been important to you and that you feel demonstrates your capacity to meet the challenges of returning to school to prepare for a new career in medicine. In framing your response please keep in mind that this essay is not intended as an examination of your desire or decision to pursue a career in Medicine. Do not attempt to prove the depth or sincerity of your motives; do try to give a sense of yourself as an individual by discussing something at which you feel you have been successful.
To be a doctor, one daily must come to grips with success and failure. My endeavors in the medical profession, both as a researcher and dealing with patients, have taught me this lesson all too well. One always succeeds in as a student of medicine and in the…
ReBuild has little free cash at this point in its life and relies heavily on volunteers to sustain itself. As such, it must pay close attention to finding ways to raise more funds and improve communications without increasing the charity's cost structure. Social networking meets all of these needs.
It is recommended that ReBuild sign up for Facebook, at least in part because of that sites ability to allow ReBuild to accept donations. The charity should sign up for Twitter, to help promote events and announce newly arriving items. LinkedIn will allow ReBuild to become better connected with contractors and renovators in the area, bringing in more donations and more customers. As such, all three are recommended as methods for ReBuild arehouse to build a social networking presence.
ReBuild arehouse website, various pages. (2009). Retrieved September 13, 2009 from http://www.rebuildwarehouse.org/
Ray, Sean. (2009). Social Network Benefits. eZine Articles.…
ReBuild Warehouse website, various pages. (2009). Retrieved September 13, 2009 from http://www.rebuildwarehouse.org/
Ray, Sean. (2009). Social Network Benefits. eZine Articles. Retrieved September 13, 2009 from http://ezinearticles.com/?Social-Network-Benefits&id=464645
Goff, Karen Goldberg. (2009). Social Networking Benefits Validated. Washington Times. Retrieved September 13, 2009 from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/28/social-networking-benefits-validated/
No author. (2009). Online Social Networking Dangers and Benefits. University of the Pacific. Retrieved September 13, 2009 from http://web.pacific.edu/x4989.xml
IV. A Multidisciplinary Approach
The work entitled: "Campus Threat Assessment Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach" states that it t has been recommended by the Florida Gubernatorial Task Force for University Campus Safety as follows: "That each college and university develop a multidisciplinary crisis management team, integrating and ensuring communication between the university law enforcement or campus security agency, student affairs, residential housing, counseling center, health center, legal counsel, and any other appropriate campus entities to review individuals and incidents which indicate "at-risk" behavior. The team should facilitate the sharing of information, timely and effective intervention, and a coordinated response when required." (Community Policing Dispatch, 2009) Colleges and universities in the United States are "recognizing the particular applicability of community policing in the campus environment. The community policing model helps to create the framework for a productive relationship between the officers and those whom they serve." (Wilson and Grammich, 2009)…
Campus Threat Assessment Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2009) Community Policing Dispatch. Vol. 2 Issue 4 April 2009. Online available at: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/April_2009/campus_threat.htm
Campus Watch Program (nd) College of Lake County, Illinois. Online available at: http://www.clcillinois.edu/depts/sec/CampusWatchBrochure.pdf
Godfrey, Steven (nd) Assessing the Success of Community-Policing (Neighborhood Watch Program) Online available at: http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache%3AUvBqWMSAHI0J%3Awww.emich.edu%2Fcerns%2Fdownloads%2Fpapers%2FPoliceStaff%2FCommunity%2520Policing%2FAssessing%2520the%2520Success%2520of%2520Community%2520Policing.pdf+colleges+and+universities%3A+community+watch+volunteers&hl=en&gl=us&pli=1
Gummere, Sara Lippincott (2003) Making a Better Place: Planning, Implementing & Managing a Student Volunteer Program. University of Oregon June 2003. Online available at: http://aad.uoregon.edu/icas/project_thesis_pdf/gummere_s.pdf
high school years, I was encouraged by my father to take responsibility for my own tuition. Along with for-profit employment with several companies during this year, I also served my community by working as a volunteer since the age of thirteen. I did this because of the feeling I have that society tends to forget human compassion in the race for money and possessions. This is a trend that I find worrying, and I am attempting to in my own way make a difference both to this trend and to society. The difference I feel I have made does not extend only to the persons I have served through my volunteer work, however. I brought my business and accounting skills to the welfare organization with which I was affiliated in Taipei: the Creation Social Welfare Foundation.
y work at the Foundation entailed practical service as a caregiver to impoverished persons…
My school and professional career speaks for itself in terms of my ambition and work ethic. I am very ambitious and will stop at nothing to achieve my goals. This is a paradigm my father taught me through his insistence that I pay my own tuition at high school. Paying for my own education has brought home to me the importance of making a success of my school work. I have learned this at a younger age than most people.
This is also evident in my current activities: During 2005 for example I have been involved in several research projects including an analysis for Johnson & Johnson Pharmacia, Inc. The purpose of this project was to create a new corporation strategy and construction plan in potential markets. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, I am preparing for a CFA level one exam to be completed in June 2006.
These attitudes will then accompany me to Georgetown as I enroll for the MBA program. I look forward to seeing both the institution and my fellow students as partners in benefiting the economy and the world through the acquisition of the skills I need to fulfill my goals.
schedule and Time Line
Investigate software and data management solutions identify suitable test data for test installations
Obtain rooms to conduct survey and interviews
Trial and evaluate software
Develop a survey format to determine academic researcher needs
Conduct an online survey for those unable to come to the designated room
Trial and evaluate software #2
Attract and retain appropriate personnel
Develop a strategy for ongoing communication with each stakeholder group. Record results in a 'Communication Plan'
Consult with stakeholders regarding local issues, requirements and services
Send invitations to participants
Survey Committee Meeting #1
Establish and maintain a project webpage
Steering Committee Meeting #2
Conduct survey and interview
Steering Committee Meeting #3
Record results and findings
The resources needed to conduct adequate research revolve around data. First, a list of individuals with very similar backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses should be comprised. The list should also include those…
As a result, he was called upon to conduct internal investigations. Because of his loyalty to the police department and to his fellow officers, these investigations were challenging for Melvin. Anyone involved in an internal investigation is subject to different treatment by his peers. However, to Melvin, a police officer without integrity damages the whole group of police officers.
Another skill that Melvin developed as a police officer was the ability to be flexible. As most people are aware, police officers rarely work a normal schedule. His flexibility involved more than his schedule; he also had to learn how to be flexible in his approach to problem-solving. Every scenario he faced presented new challenges for him. Therefore, he had to learn how to approach things in an innovative manner, while still following the rules and regulations for police officers.
In fact, attention to rules and regulations is a critical part…
Ethics in Military
All military members have the duty to oppose enemies of the United States at all times and under all circumstances and support its national interests (Code of Conduct, 2013). This duty presents ethical issues of the members in serving and protecting the nation and members of their respective units, as well as others, in combat, as POW, or day-to-day. Integrity is the biggest ethical issue because it not only is the integrity of the member, but the entire military force of the United States. Without integrity, casualty rates are higher during war time and the defense of the nation is put at higher risks.
The first code, "I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense." (Code of Conduct, 2013), sets the tone for high standards of integrity in…
Code of Conduct. (2013). Retrieved from Army Study Guide: http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/army_board_study_guide_topics/code_of_conduct/code-of-conduct-indepth.shtml
FRG Volunteer Code of Ethics. (n.d.). Retrieved from Department of the Army: http://sill-www.army.mil/428thfa/FRG/Forms/FRG%20Volunteer%20Code%20of%20Ethics.pdf
Siang, D. (July-Sept 1998). Professional Military Ethics -- A Soldier's Contract. Journal of Sinapore Armed Forces v24 n3, Retrieved from http://www.mindef.gov.sg/safti/pointer/back/ . Retrieved from Journal of .
Amateur Armies and Initial Advantages
Today, cliches about the valor of troops are part of the patriotic language of America. However, during the time of the Civil War, this was not always the case. The American army was relatively limited in size when the first shots were fired in the Civil War. In most states, the standing army had devolved into what effectively functioned more as social clubs than fighting units.[footnoteRef:1] This lack of concern about maintaining a standing army reflected the profound distrust so many Americans still felt for centralized authority and control. However, during the initial phases of the wartime struggle, volunteers were plentiful on the Union side, and it was the Confederate troops who were more unruly, as they had expected an easy victory against the Yankees. [footnoteRef:2] [1: Steven E. Woodworth, This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011), 44-45] [2: Woodworth,…
Woodworth, Steven E. This Great Struggle: America's Civil War. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011.
One of my most important life goals is to continue my studies in pharmacology and become the most skilled practitioner that I am able to be. I am applying to the PN [Is it Pacific Northwest? ] University for a Masters Degree in Pharmacology primarily because of two factors. The University has a reputation for developing knowledgeable graduates whose high level of skills positions them to make strong contributions in their field. The second factor stems from experiences in my personal life.
My name is Reem AL Qahtani and I am 25 years old. I live in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where I am currently a teaching assistant in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy at Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University. I became interested in pharmacology because of a family history of breast cancer. My aunt had a benign breast cancer. My grandmother was not as fortunate…
Video One: Can Volunteers Protect Communities?
Is this a "Police-Public Relations" or "Police-Community Relations" program? Explain why.
In a sense, it is. While the people in question are volunteers and are thus not members of the police force. Even so, the volunteer force is a manifestation of a group that has at least somewhat good intentions when it comes to the crime rates involved.
Is this the answer in these tough fiscal times?
It can be given that having more and more police on hand costs money and this is not the easiest thing to do when budgets are stretched thin due to recession, over-use of resources and so forth.
Is this a good idea? Yes? or No? Explain why.
Only if it is properly limited and controlled. It can be good in that the volunteers can be extra sets of eyes and ears and this can in many…
My first responsibility as a group leader was to try to find a group of willing volunteers. I asked for volunteers from my group of family and friends. I began with a group of people that I know because they already had an understanding of my values, assumptions, beliefs, and expectations, which is something I did not think I could impart to a small group of people in a limited amount of time. They know that I value animals. They know that I assume that most decent people will also spend a little time and effort to help animals, if doing so does not unduly inconvenience them. They know that I believe that, even if the number of strays were able to help was statistically insignificant, I would feel like the project was a success if we were able to help even a single animal. Finally, being familiar with me,…
Given my experiences at Chinatown Teen Post and Blue Phone Wireless, I am very excited about my future prospects in management. Academic skills are valuable for learning business operations, but real-world experience adds missing ingredients needed to fully understand success such as knowing how valuable personal happiness, social responsibility and customer satisfaction really are. I am eager to contribute my wisdom and leadership to the business community after receiving formal business training at the University of California.
I believe that the most important contribution I can bring to the University of California is my great respect for all individuals. Many people assume characteristics and create an image of a person they don't even know. As humans we tend to judge people very quickly based on their sex, race, ethnicity or social class. And, we love to judge people according to their image because it means so much in our society…