Now that the school has adopted the policy of Physical Education every day, the format and fitting in of volunteers has changed. In the past four years, I was spending 3-4 hours three times a week and felt gratified that I was helping the children along with filling my time doing good for my community. It has now dwindled to one or two hours a week and I am not finding it gratifying or connecting to the children like I did in the past, so I have decided to turn my attentions to other avenues of volunteering.
I enjoy doing income taxes and previously worked for them many years ago and so I thought I would help out with AARP and VITA and prepare taxes a few hours a week. There is also a census coming up in 2010 and they are looking for volunteers that will earn a salary. Sounds good to me. More money for my dancing cruises in the future. I will always treasure the time I spent at the school and the many friendships I have made with the teachers and the students. My wall of class pictures is a daily reminder.
Current Mood: Sad