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    Default INFPs and Volunteering

    This question is for INFPs but it is open to all Feelers. How many of us volunteer and how does it make you feel? Do you come alive? Do the planets line up and the sun smile on you? lol But really cause I've been feeling a little down lately and I've heard volunteering helps.
    If there is any hope for the world it can only be in small acts of personal kindness

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    volunteer what?

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    Volunteer in general. Lend our services to help others.
    If there is any hope for the world it can only be in small acts of personal kindness

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    I volunteer with dogs on a regular basis. I'm with one group, and would like to volunteer with another as well. I would also like to volunteer with outdoorsy groups, and maybe Habitat for Humanity [the interest is there, but they require training which the last time I checked is only available on limited weekdays].

    I enjoy it, and find it meaningful.

    Is that what you were looking for?

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    I volunteer sporadically and when I do it, it's because it is what ought to be done.

    I find it to be a humbling experience and when I work directly with people, I am grateful that I was of use to them and even feel genuinely happy for another person. Imagine that.

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    I am a Volunteer firefighter, I guess that counts
    "I put the fires out."
    "you made them worse."
    "worse...or better?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott N Denver View Post
    I volunteer with dogs on a regular basis. I'm with one group, and would like to volunteer with another as well. I would also like to volunteer with outdoorsy groups, and maybe Habitat for Humanity [the interest is there, but they require training which the last time I checked is only available on limited weekdays].

    I enjoy it, and find it meaningful.

    Is that what you were looking for?
    Scott, please see the bolded words above,
    my question is, how did you able to find those kind of community at the 1st place though?
    my desire to volunteer is so big, but sometimes I just don't know from where (or how) I should start.
    so I'd be interested to hear about that

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    It makes me feel a lot better - your focus is directed off of your own thoughts/life/problems & it raises your self-esteem as you see yourself as a less selfish person. Pace yourself though, because it often involves working with other people & can get tiring (be okay with saying "no" if asked to do more when you feel you cannot). You can also meet a lot of new people though - it widens your social circle.

    I volunteer anywhere from 10-50 hours a month, depending on my schedule (I am unemployed right now). The more I do it, the more at peace I feel, although it also means I tend to get behind on my laundry
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    I volunteer at a domestic abuse shelter sporadically. I started going there to fulfill a community service requirement for a college program I'm in, but I've continued volunteering because it makes me feel like I've done something purposeful.

    I guess I also like volunteering there because it's kind of like having a job except that I can go in whenever I want to. Lately, I've been sorting through clothing donations, and they've basically given me free reign. I've set up this very intricate sorting system that I feel too dorky to tell them about, and that's fun for me in itself.

    When I think about volunteering but don't go in to volunteer, I feel guilty. There are few things in my life that I honestly believe are more important than helping other people, even if I'm sometimes too lazy to own up to that fact.

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