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In your community, have you seen an increase of volunteerism since Obama signed the GIVE Act? If not, what do you think people are waiting for?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on May. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • For what it is worth~The 3 community charities I am actively involved in (Homeless Vets, Urban Cure, and Habitat for Humanity) were all lacking in volunteer numbers and contributions for March and April.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:19 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • What are the people in my area waiting for? Obama to volunteer to resign,and leave, so this country actually has a chance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Yes.
    People are fixing up playgrounds for kids,helping homeless people,cleaning up city of trach.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Where do you live anon :10? Is it only since he signed the GIVE Act, or has this been happening for a while now?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Since Obama's GIVE program was just signed, and the volunteerism is a PAID thing, how does one PROVE that they did in fact work a set number of hours (days/time), and where and when do they get their paycheck or credit for whatever it is that us promised by the government?! Where is this "approved list" of charitable groups and the administrators that sign off on work done? Is there a standard by which the volunteerism is measured?

    Seems like there are a lot of gray areas and loopholes to this program. Perhaps that is what everyone is waiting for...they want to know where and when they can get their check/credit!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:36 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • They're PAYING the volunteers? LOL ! This administration is full of idiots! First.. they want to make the volunteering manditory (in other words- forced labor, slavery, etc.) but then, once people caught on to the wording..because we aren't as stupid as they thought... they decided to add incentive by offering to pay for volunteering- which is the same thing as hiring an employee.



    Answer by brandyj at 12:58 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • Yes, this program pays people for volunteering. Three years service get you credits for college education and seniors get paid to work with children and young people. Paying people under a mandatory program is just a guise to hide what this program really is--what we have all been saying it really is. True volunteers are people who have a personal connection to a cause and they help and work without thought of being paid for what they do. What does this program really teach young people? That you don't give your time or get involved unless there something in it for you?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • Brandyj, there is another mandatory thing coming down the pipeline. Might want to look up govtrack for HR 1444.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • When President Bush Sr. proposed voluntering as" a thousand points of light", liberals thought he was nuts. Even when liberal celebrities do charitable work, they make a point of saying they wouldn't have to if the government would just take care of AIDS, homelessness, conservation etc.

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 2:15 AM on May. 31, 2009

  • No! We already did all of that. We haven't changed one thing. He should have actually understood what he was doing. He just assumed that the American people are slovin and complacent. We don't all live in large cities like Chicago. Most of us actually live in wonderful small towns where the citizenry love American and their community.



    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:02 AM on May. 31, 2009