Posted 7/21/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -6)
Volunteering is a wonderful experience and it gave me a purpose to get out of the house and be with adults when I was a fulltime Mom of 4.
I worked on fund raisers to raise monies for community needs. We adopted a Vietnamese family and cleaned their "to be" new home from top to bottom and stocked it with essentials before they moved in. We put on holiday parties at our now closed Mental Facility as well as the nursing homes. We raised money to present a scholarship to a high school senior.
There are many needs out in the communities. I would love to do the Red Cross volunteer, but I have a 10 lb. weight restriction and a Right thumb waiting for surgery.
I am still looking at ideas as they are out there. I love to meet people and to help people so to each of you I applaud you and admire you immensely.
Volunteering is about giving your time to partake in activities that benefit others. In the long run, I believe the volunteers may gain the most out of the experience.
Bless you and gentle hugs
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”