I thought I would volunteer after I retired and I guess I did. I helped raise my grandchildren and I did do some projects at church, but I thought I would find the right kind of volunteer work that would make a real difference and bring aid to people and also fulfill me in some way also. That is what I was looking for and hoped to find. I did not want to become a cog in a wheel. I know they need cogs in wheels and I am grateful for them. Maybe, I am selfish, but I wanted something that lifted my spirits and I used my talent, education and ability. Is that selfish or too much to expect.
I have many interests and a lot of education and training and I wanted to find volunteer work that used that and made a difference in human lives every day. I felt guilty and useless, and confused but I could not find what I wanted and it has taken years more than I expected.
I think I have finally found a place to volunteer and it will be working in a center for immigrant women and their families and they need help in every way, but they can also teach me how to be more grateful and how to live with very little and still be grateful. I am also considering working with a couple of other people and I hope I will not be disappointed if I can't work at the center. I have 2 friends who already work at the center. One teaches art and one teaches English. I worked as a elementary teacher and guidance counselor and I think I can teach most anything to little ones or to parent who do not read or write, but also, I can learn from these people and share their strength in such hard times.
I have heard of a lot of members that volunteer and I think it is good. Our country is troubled right now. I just heard of a group of grannies going to Texas to help with immigrant children and families. We have had Nuns on a bus, and we all need to try to make some difference to make things better. So, volunteering is a good thing and there are thousands of ways to volunteer, but w don't be like me and wait to long before finding what it is you want to do.Recommend0 recommendations