Podcast #70 Volunteering in the U.S.

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I know a lot of people who do volunteer work. One friend helps out in a third-grade classroom. He’s in there mornings five days a week. A woman I know volunteers for Meals on Wheels. This organization delivers food to the homes of the elderly. One year I coached a youth baseball team. This convinced me that sports was not my strong point. A lot of volunteering is through religious organizations. Religious groups have different types of youth programs, for example. These can range from religious education to sports.

These programs all need volunteers. Volunteering is particularly important for language learners. Suppose you come to the U.S from another country. You want to improve your English. How can you get to speak with Americans?

The answer is by volunteering. It’s not just that the work itself can involve talking. But you may be making new friends. And it takes just one friend to start meeting people. So volunteering can be a true win-win situation. You give your time in a good cause. You meet people. You get the opportunity for English conversation. Wait a second! This isn’t just win-win. It is nothing less than a win-win-win situation.

I know a lot of people who do volunteer work.

A lot of people I know are involved in volunteer activities.

One friend helps out in a third-grade classroom.

A friend of mine assists the teacher in a third-grade class.

He’s in there mornings five days a week.

He’s there every morning Monday through Friday.

A woman I know volunteers for Meals on Wheels.

A woman I know donates her time to Meals on Wheels.

This organization delivers food to the homes of the elderly.

This group provides home delivery of food to seniors.

One year I coached a youth baseball team.

I coached a Little League team for one season.

This convinced me that sports was not my strong point.

This made it clear to me that sports was not my forte.

A lot of volunteering is through religious organizations.

Religious organizations account for a lot of volunteering.

Religious groups have different types of youth programs, for example.

Religious groups run various types of youth programs.

These can range from religious education to sports.

These can be anything from religious education to sports.

These programs all need volunteers.

All these programs require volunteers.

Volunteering is particularly important for language learners.

Volunteering is of particular importance for language learners.

Suppose you come to the U.S from another country.

Let’s say you come to the USA from another country.

You want to improve your English.

You want to speak better English.

How can you get to speak with Americans?

How can you find Americans for conversation?

The answer is by volunteering.

The answer is by becoming a volunteer.

It’s not just that the work itself can involve talking.

Not only can the work itself encourage conversation.

But you may be making new friends.

But you may be establishing new friendships.

And it takes just one friend to start meeting people.

And you need only one friend to start networking.

So volunteering can be a true win-win situation.

Being a volunteer can be a true win-win experience.

You give your time in a good cause.

You contribute your time to something worthwhile.

You meet people.

You make new acquaintances.

You get the opportunity for English conversation.

You get yourself in an English conversation environment.

Wait a second!

Wait a minute!

This isn’t just win-win.

This isn’t merely win-win.

It is nothing less than a win-win-win situation.

It is a bona fide win-win-win scenario.

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