Some people say that performing volunteer work is often appreciated, while others say that their’s often no thanks in trying to help people and the community via volunteer work. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work over the years. And I’ve found that how much you’re appreciated by others for doing volunteer work depends where you spend time to volunteer. Over the years, I’ve volunteered my time at nursing homes, as I visit lonely residents. I’ve found that a great deal of the residents really appreciate me taking time out of my schedule to visit them. I’ve also found that many people appreciate me helping out libraries, as I stock book shelves and do other forms of manual labor. I also used to volunteer as a cook for a teen center. The adults running the center were thankful for my time and efforts. And volunteering at a local farm has also been a good experience for me, as the farm manager never fails to remind me that my help is appreciated. So for anyone who says that volunteer work isn’t appreciated, I say they’re concluding too quickly that they’re work goes unappreciated, because their’s many opportunities to volunteer in which you will be appreciated.