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Conversation Questions

Volunteer Work

  • What is a volunteer project?
  • Why do people volunteer?
  • Would you like to work as a volunteer?
  • Have you ever done any volunteer work?
  • Is volunteering worth the time it takes?
  • Why would you enjoy volunteering?
  • Do you know anyone who has done volunteer work?
    • Where and why did they volunteer?
    • Could you and would you like to work as a volunteer in the same way?
  • What could you do to help if you had no money?
  • What is volunteer work?
    • What is your definition of volunteer work?
    • What is the dictionary definition of volunteer?
  • Have you ever benefitted by someone’s volunteer work?
    • What is volunteer screening?
  • What organizations do volunteer work?
    • What kind of work do they do?
  • What situations need volunteer workers?
    • Can you think of different types of volunteer work?
    • Can you think of examples of professional and amateur volunteering?
  • Have you and your family ever worked on a volunteer project together?
    • What did you do?
  • What are volunteer activities that people do?
  • Can you think of ways to help people who need help?
  • Have you ever done any volunteer work?
    • Did you do it alone, with friends or with your family?
    • Did you make new friends while you were doing the work?
  • Have you ever volunteered to help victims of natural disasters? Why?
  • Would you volunteer to help people outside your community?
    • Would you volunteer to help people outside your country?
  • Have you ever volunteered to help victims of natural disasters? Why or why not?
  • What are some organizations through which you can volunteer?
  • What benefits do you get personally by volunteering?
  • How did you feel about volunteering before you started work?
    • How did you feel during the work?
    • How did you feel after you had finished the work?
  • What are some organizations through which you can volunteer?
    • What kind of work did they do?
  • What are some websites maintained by volunteer organizations?
  • Have you read a book about volunteer work?
  • Can you list some reasons why people volunteer?
  • How can volunteers benefit from their work?
  • Why would you enjoy certain types of volunteer work?
  • What types of volunteer work would be unpleasant for you?
  • What benefits other than personal satisfaction could you personally get by volunteering?
  • Is volunteering worth the cost to you?
    • In what situations and at what times in your life could you afford to volunteer?
  • Do you know anyone who has done volunteer work?
    • Where did they work and why did they volunteer?
  • Is there a history of volunteerism in your country?
    • Can you find information about volunteering in your country and two other countries?
  • Can a volunteer be treated the same as paid staff?
  • Should you volunteer if your main reason is to benefit monetarily or materialistically? (i.e.. Getting first pick at donated merchandise. Underpricing merchandise for your friends or family.)