I have become a volunteer and I’ve done ambassador training! Next thing is to organise an event for mental health awareness month in May!! 6 hours ago
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Well volunteering is not always ideal for everyone, as we all have bills to pay and mouths to feed. For those that do want to volunteer, it is quite easy to get started. This is how I accomplished my goal.
1) Researched various volunteer opportunities in my neighbourhood
2) Got accepted and went to an orientation
3) My references didn’t get back on time
4) Started from scratch with my search
5) My sisters former co-worker presented her with an amazing opportunity, and she reffered me
6) I got accepted and got started! :)
Just apply to places you would like to volunteer at, and keep in mind the more you apply to the better! Volunteer opportunities take time to finally go through, and the process might be lengthy at some places. BE PATIENT! Good Luck! :) 8 hours ago
It’s pretty sad how difficult they make it to volunteer. I have been trying for a year now, applying for places at my university and my hometown, but nothing. I am trying to gain more experience through volunteering, but most often they want you to have a number of references and a good deal of experience before they will even consider you.
I finally got an interview to lead a study group in a class I’ve taken before.. Hope I get accepted. 2 weeks ago
I’ve been beating myself up a little bit because I hadn’t volunteered in a long time, but then I realized that being a citizen scientist is also volunteering. I’ve been tagging entries from WWI War Diaries so there is that. 2 weeks ago
My details are now registered on the Anthony Nolan volunteer database. Next step is to await contact from one of the teams re training and opportunities.
Exciting :) 2 weeks ago
I handed in the form they gave me to fill in. Now all I have to do is wait until they get back to me. If all else fails, there are 3 other charity shops just up the road. 3 weeks ago
Started working at the food pantry/government assistance office last week. I’m entering applications from people who have applied for heating assistance. It’s really depressing. In 4 hours, I barely got through half of the stack of people who applied for assistance during the first two weeks of December, and that’s only the return applicants – new applicants are another pile entirely, about as big. (And I’m pretty efficient.) And this is only heating assistance – I still have to work my way through rent assistance, and foodstamps.
The vast majority of my town’s population is college students, which means all of these applications are coming from the 10,000 people or so who live here permanently and the 3,000 or so people who live in the minor outlying communities. There are a lot of applications. It seems everyone who doesn’t work as a professor is poor. I live in a ridiculously cheap area to live in (my well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath house costs $775 a month total), so the fact that people still need assistance is pretty bad.
It’s really depressing.
In week and a half, I have training for the homeless shelter. 1 month ago