So, the head coordinator lady finally emailed me back and so I added on a couple hours to this week so I could make up for the hours that I missed last week. Instead of three hours, I was there for five. But what sucks even worse is that it's a 45 minutes bus ride so i was basically "volunteering" for 7 hours which is soooo long. Anyways, it was a pretty standard day at St. Anne's. I got there and did not really do much for an hour. Then I sorted through about 6 bags of donated jeans. I have to seperated the brand new clothes from the worn clothes because they go into different closets. Then I restocked the diaper closet. Sometimes I would take a break from sorting because it kind of hurts your back and I would color with some of the kids or help them with word search puzzles. Also, this one little girl was about the age where she started learning to spell things so I would tell her words that she had to write out. After I did the diaper closet I just talked with one the other volunteers for like an hour about which apartments around campus were the nicest based upon price. Then some church members came and dropped off probably 200 dollars worth of cleaning supplies that filled up the entire back office. It was pretty crazy how many mops there were.
Four thirty was approaching and it was almost time for me to leave. The chef thought it was a bummer that I was leaving before dinner was done so he made me a plate to take home with me. It was the most delicious thing I have eaten since spring break. He made roast duck, cajun chicken, and homemade (from scratch) Irish chili. For desert he gave me Cheetos and a Sprite. I thought it was so nice of him to make that plate for me.
That is about all that happened at volunteering this weeek...
PS. There were also some of the residents who were moving out into ther own apartments this weekend. I personally was really excited for them because now they were completely on their own. And for some people this is really exciting and it might make others really nervous.