“Volunteer”–in response to today’s DailyPost prompt



There’s this website called DailyPost, and every day, they have a new one-word blogging prompt. It’s always a good challenge to try to craft a good post in response to one of their prompts. Today, October 22nd, 2016, the DailyPost prompt was “volunteer,” so I’m going to make a list of things I associate with the word “volunteer.”

  • “How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower somehow defeat a global superpower?”–Aaron Burr in the song “Guns and Ships” from Hamilton
  • soup kitchens
    • According to my dad, they also have sandwiches at soup kitchens. In that case, wouldn’t it be called a sandwich kitchen? Or a sandwitchen?
  • food pantries
    • the ads for said food pantries on the subway that feature really sad-looking little kids and always make me feel bad about my life
  • Peace Corps
    • I know people who have done/are in the Peace Corps right now
  • Small children
    • Oy gevalt!
  • Community service hours
    • My friend in yoga class who is required to complete said community service hours for school and is not excited about it at all. I really don’t blame her.
    • The fact that we don’t have them at my school *cue party music*
  • Voluntourism
    • When you go on a trip to volunteer in the place where you go
    • I don’t know, I just like the word and it pertains to volunteering
  • Volunteering as tribute
    • Katniss Everdeen
    • Archery
    • J-Law
      • J-Lo
        • J-Hud
        • Beyonce
        • DREAMGIRLS!
      • Cee-Lo
      • How low can you go?
      • Lo and behold
  • My mom volunteering as a pinstripe girl at a hospital sometime in the 80’s
    • Relating to Thomas Jefferson and how he “basically missed the late 80’s” in Hamilton, except for the fact that not only did I miss the late 80’s, I missed the early 80’s and the 90’s.
      • Come to think of it, I don’t even remember the early 2000’s. I was never a kid who shopped at Limited Too or binge-watched That’s So Raven. I was born in 2000, for pete’s sake! My prime was the Good Luck Charlie era!
  • World War II-era motivational posters and the awesomeness and feminist badassery that is Rosie the Riveter
    • Motivational cat posters


Author: fabulousfeministfangirl

Intersectional feminist and fangirl of many things, including The Voice, Broadway musicals, Glee, and Jane the Virgin.

2 thoughts on ““Volunteer”–in response to today’s DailyPost prompt

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Volunteer | Trash of Pi

  2. Hi M I enjoyed reading this  very much  🙂 I too was a pin striper ( in the  Booth Memorial Hospital medical library in my 20’s)

    But as a vy young girl scout  I vol at a hospital for 1 day- pushing wheel chairs  of the  elderly and clipping finger nails -I reall found it vy rewarding

    during my 2nd yr @  Buffalo State Teachers college I became a Girl Scout Leader 🙂 I loved that  🙂 My more recent vol was as a Mentoring Mom for 2 yrs in Ridgewood with 1 mom- very rewarding  🙂 ( I can share this  interesting story  with u some time ) Lov n kisses xxxxxxxxxxxx Grandma

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