The competition is fewer, I can justify ‘gaps’ in my CV and I would actually enjoy giving compared to being in a cubicle or a shop. I won’t be earning any money but I don’t have huge expenses (I am still with my folks). It means I won’t be able to take driving lessons (although my mum did offer to pay for them because she wants me to drive so I can drive her to the shops every Saturday which is a reasonable deal but i’d feel guilty). I have long term plans to develop a business so I won’t be bothering my folk for too long. I think a community project relating to the arts might be useful.
Trying to think about what I can offer… 5 months ago
I was having trouble finding a place to volunteer this summer (and most of the places I e-mailed didn’t even reply to me, which was the least they could do, really), but I finally found a place to go! I am going to start volunteering at my local library starting next week. It’s only for a couple of months, until school begins, but it’s a good start and I think it’s going to be really fun. 5 months ago
I really hoped this would be a goal I could finally mark as done – it’s been hanging around more or less since I joined 43t. But although they accepted me as a volunteer I’ve heard nothing further from Anthony Nolan and now isn’t the time to follow it up.
I’m letting this goal go for now. 5 months ago
I signed myself up for pretty much every event going at my local hospice! Just helping out at their various fairs doing everything from taking donations at the door, serving teas & coffees and packing everything all away after.
I’m enjoying the experience, even more than I thought I would and I am looking forward to helping at many more events! 6 months ago
I’m a member and I’m waiting for my volunteer training! 6 months ago
I am now a member and I’m on the committee of a newly formed branch! 6 months ago