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Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: Peg (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: April 22, 2004 05:05PM

Any contributions or ideas of where to look would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Re: Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 22, 2004 06:01PM

VOLUNTEERS

Many will be shocked to find

When the day of judgement nears

That there's a special place in heaven

Set aside for volunteers.

Furnished with big recliners,

Satin couches and footstools,

Where there's no committee chairman,

No eager team that needs a coach,

No bazaar and no bake sale.

There will be nothing to staple,

Not one thing to fold or mail.

Telephone lists will be outlawed,

But a finger snap will bring

Cool drinks and gourmet dinners,

And rare treats fit for a king.

You ask, "Who'll serve these privileged few

And work for all their worth?'

Why, all those reaped the benefits

And not once volunteered on earth.

author unknown


Re: Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: Fern Doublin (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: May 25, 2004 01:41AM

I''m looking for an appropriate poem to read about tutors who volunteer their time to help in adult education and English As a Second Language.


Re: Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 25, 2004 02:06AM

My suggestion would be to have your students write some. That way they would be "personalized" to fit the people on your staff.

Les


Re: Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: May 25, 2004 03:59PM

I have a friend who teaches ESL and is also a terrific poet. I'll ask her for suggestions.


Re: Looking for poems about volunteering
Posted by: Rhonda Grappe (---.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net)
Date: August 23, 2004 03:46PM

I am looking for a poem that stresses the idea of asking PLEASE when trying to get volunteers instead of barking orders for everything.

Could you please help???




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