My third week of volunteering at Ebenezer was rather stressful. I am beginning to form relationships with people that I help. One thing that I have noticed has been that the same people ask questions each time I am there. They all have their individual use of the computer and all have different ranging abilities with the computer. It is so cool to help them because some people really challenge my abilities on the computer, while others ask questions that are rather basic. It is amazing to see how much computers have influenced our lives. People that I help are just overwhelmed with opening the internet, let alone the idea of researching something on the internet.
My volunteer experience at the apartments has been so awesome so far. I really enjoy working on each individual's projects, especially when they challenge my ability on the computer. I didn't think through my volunteer experience that I would learn anything knew on the computers, but I actually am. I love all of the conversations I have with everyone. Today, an elderly man and I had a long conversation about the economic situation with the American car companies. It spanned for almost twenty-five minutes before coming to a close. It is through simple examples like this that I know my choice of volunteering was correct.
by: Nick Mueller