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Re: Problems dealing with not working verne

Posted by fallsfall on September 26, 2004, at 12:10:46

In reply to Re: Problems dealing with not working iris2, posted by verne on September 26, 2004, at 9:38:34

Consider volunteering.

I was out of work for 4 years and started volunteering at my local library 2 hours a week. Volunteers are so appreciated! It works wonders for your self-esteem. I increased my volunteer hours and when they were looking to hire a Children's Librarian (10 hours a week) - I got the job! This helped me work to where I could go back to my 40 hour/week Software Engineering job (it took 2 years at the library...) I worked there for 2 years, but crashed again. A couple of years after that crash I was back volunteering at the library (and feeling *so* loved!). I now work 10 hours a week there - I could work 4 more if I wanted to, but right now I can't handle it.

When you volunteer, they are thrilled to see you walk through the door (and they don't hate you if you can't show up). If you accomplish anything you are their hero. If you can get important things done, their appreciation shows no bounds.

It is a great way to get a little structure in your week (start with 2 hours a week). Choose something you like (Library, Animal Shelter, Hospital, Nursing Home, your Church, Girl Scouts). Most organizations have lots of different kinds of tasks (some with lots of people contact, some with no people contact). And you aren't making a committment for forever.

It really helps everyone.

 

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