I was really intrigued by the people that came to speak to us on Tuesday. They were all really passionate about what they do whether or not it was what they had been studying for to be after college. My favorite part about offering service or volunterring is playing with children. Although there weren't as many opportunities for this as I had hoped I did sign up for St. Anne's as my first option, the Swedish nursing home second and then Children's Hospital as my third choice. I kind of regret my second decision and wish, maybe, that I would have chosen the Jackson Village tutor but I wanted more of an interaction opportunity rather than teaching. Getting to know people and having people get to know me is more what I wanted to get out of this.
Yesterday, Friday, my referral request to work at St. Anne's was accepted. I was really happy that I am now able to work with my first choice. I emailed the volunteer head coordinator to see what she would like my next step to be. I haven't heard back from her yet but hopefully we will be able to figure out hours soon and I will be able to begin my work. The "job description" for St. Anne's is a shelter aide. I am really looking forward to playing with the little children and helping them with their school work. I'm not really sure what I would be doing to help the adults. I hope to begin volunterring this week or next week.