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Random Acts of Kindness

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Random Acts of Kindness

As a Nerdfighter you're probably pretty randomly awesome...this group is for sharing that awesomeness with other people. The easiest way to decrease world suck is one person at a time. And yes, we know the picture spelled Kindness wrong.

Members: 124
Latest Activity: Feb 17

DAILY CHALLENGe

Every day we challenge you to perform an act of kindness...

This Saturday...volunteer OR go out and do some positive pranking!

Sora

Discussion Forum

How to make YOU (yes, you) happier 19 Replies

Amy had the brilliant idea of starting a discussion about what makes us happy so that we can better understand how to help other people.Right now I'm really happy because I just watched John Green…Continue

Started by Sora. Last reply by Rebekah Dow Aug 24, 2013.

The Pursuit of Happiness 3 Replies

I had one of those long philosophical conversations that starts on a walk as the sun's going down and doesn't finish until the stars are out, and I told my friend I'd write this for her...I thought…Continue

Started by Sora. Last reply by Danno Jan 21, 2012.

The More Project

The comment about Post-It notes got me thinking, so I bought a pack in green (my favorite color...I hope everyone else likes it, too!) and got to work.The inspiring quote I used was a Swedish proverb…Continue

Started by Serendipity Sep 21, 2010.

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Comment by Alli Marrone on July 27, 2013 at 3:04pm

Here's a volunteer site that matches you to your ideal vlounteer positions :) http://www.volunteermatch.org/

Comment by Alli Marrone on July 27, 2013 at 3:03pm

I was just researching Ecology careers and ran across this site. It's for volunteering around the world for many different causes. http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/

Comment by Rachel Nelson on July 27, 2013 at 12:47am

I would love to go to Africa, but I don't think I'll get to pick.

I agree! :D This is a great place to share ideas about nice things to do for others! Remember everyone, even the smallest act can make a huge difference in someones day!! Never ever FTBA

Comment by Alli Marrone on July 23, 2013 at 9:27pm

That's awesome Rachel! I've thought about the Peace Corps too. My favorite students to tutor are refugee and immigrant students. Most I work with have risked their lives to get here for an education. That's what I call dedication! I know many fled due to war but the goal of most I meet is to get a degree so they can support their families here and back home. A few awesome ladies I have tutored who are from Africa want to go back to teach, nurse and help with international relations. I would love to work with all of them one day! 

Let's revamp this page and start leaving awesome comments like this! Maybe some will be inspired like we hope to be. :)

DFTBA!!! :D

Comment by Rachel Nelson on July 6, 2013 at 4:10pm

I agree, I'd love to be consistently reminded that there are people out there doing awesome things. I just signed to up volunteer introduce the exchange students at my college to our culture and community and help show them around the campus.
I also recently decided that after I graduate I'm going to join the Peace Corps and help improve educations systems (specifically in math and science) in other countries. :D
Also, today I'm baking my family a cake just cause cake is good and should be readily available to everyone all the time. :)

Comment by Alli Marrone on June 17, 2013 at 7:28pm

What happened to this group? It seemed to be going so well. I joined today before I noticed the last activity. Let's bring it back because we're nerdfighters that do awesome things!

I just wanted to report on here today that I began volunteering for Helping Hands Across the World. I work with refugees from all over, but mainly from W. Africa and the Middle East. It is a school to learn basic skills in English, Math and American culture. Our goals include: teaching various skill levels in the above mentioned areas, helping students find jobs and community resources, to help them pursue higher education if desired, and to give them a safe place to learn, share and make lasting connections with others in our community.

I've been tutoring for three years at my local tech college (as a student) and I have mostly worked with ELL students from W. Africa and the Middle East. It's very challenging and many times I feel that I fail my students, but it's worth it. Most of my students have become regulars of mine over the years and prefer me over other tutors, so I must be doing something right. Most of all I love the moment when they finally understand a concept or word that eluded them before. I'm in college to become a teacher, thanks to my boss pretty much forcing me to work for her as a tutor. :P I was terrified at the prospect of having to tutor ELL students because I couldn't see how I could ever pass the language and cultural barriers. I'm so glad I took the job anyway because it's made me a better person and the stories that I have been honored to hear, of some of my student's journey's to America for a better life and education, humble me to my core. I would like to say that working with ELL and refugee students is my random act of kindness but they are the ones showing me kindness by allowing me to be in the presence of true survivors, fighters and lovers of learning.

Comment by Tabby on June 27, 2011 at 4:06am

Someone said something about how only nerds like Maths to my Maths teacher, and he said that nerds rule the world, so I wrote

 "www.nerdfighters.com

www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers"

on a piece of paper and put it on his desk.

Also I wrote some of the lyrics to Song About An Anglerfish on a piece of paper and stuck it on the wall near where a girl sits, and she doesn't sit with other people, and when we ask her to she refuses. People think she's lonely but I think she's alone but cool with it.

Comment by Sora on May 31, 2011 at 2:29pm

@Zombie Rave Party: Just noticed your comment...(yeah, I haven't been to this group in a while) and just want to say that what you're doing is amazing (hope you're still doing it). Definitely going to check out Stickham...

 

I just got back from a trip to New York and it definitely made me think about encounters with other people. I live in the suburbs so generally when I go on a walk I don't see anyone, whereas in NYC you pass dozens of people just walking down the sidewalk, and all the skyscrapers, all the pinpoints of light, are boxes full of so many more, each pinpoint a window to someone's room somewhere...

 

Yeah. I miss it already, and I wish I had more chances in my daily life to make things better for the people around me. But I tell myself there are tons of opportunities, and it's just a matter of seeing more of them.

 

@Campion: That's awesome. Keep it up.

Comment by Campion on May 30, 2011 at 2:10am
Told a random girl on the bus that she was beautiful. I guess I just felt like it
Comment by Zombie Rave Party on March 13, 2011 at 8:13am

I came across a website called Stickam last night. For anyone who doesn't know it, it's a lot like ChatRoulette but without the nudity (for the most part).

I spent over 6 hours holding up a sign to my webcam... My arms felt like jelly, I didn't go to sleep until past 2am, and I just found out today that I was banned from the site. BUT I also was told by three GUYS that they *needed* to see my sign, and one girl told me she was thinking about suicide until she saw it.

Oh, and the sign? It said, "You're Beautiful."

I'm trying to find out why I was banned, but I'm already making a new account and doing this again all day today, as well as every other day for as long as I can.

 

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