I thoroughly enjoy working with fellow classmates and helping the clients coming into the food pantry. I like making people feel comfortable and not judged. I appreciate making a small difference in the community. One challenge I faced while completing my hours was being consistent with the amount of specific food items each person was allowed to have. The experience as a whole made me feel very humbled. The key take away from this day and any day volunteering is to be grateful for the things you have. Do not take things in life for granted because one day you may not have them.
1 Hour Orientation for Service Learning Training.
My experience on this day was exciting because I was able to do multiple tasks and help in more than just one-way. I was able to help AAA by folding and organizing shirts for them. The most challenging part was alphabetizing documents for the Tax Preparation area of United Way, although a simple task it took time and patience. What I took away from this day was knowing I had helped other directors of programs in a small way. By doing time consuming tasks they were able to focus on the community and help those in need. I am very appreciative for having the opportunity to volunteer at United Way.
I did a multitude of tasks at my service learning yesterday. I first made copies and organized. I also put folder/packets together and then created an excel spreadsheet. I also put labels on folders. Overall, I was very productive.
On this particular volunteer day, I completed many tasks. What I liked most was working in several different programs for United Way. I folded pamphlets, get them ready to mail and organize them for "Meals on Wheels". I also put packets together for "SeniorRx". I made phone calls to clients expecting a "SeniorRx" packet to confirm they had received them. The most challenging part was time management and making sure I got all my tasks completed before my shift ended. The key takeaway was how happy all the directors were that I had helped them to complete a tasks. The tasks I completed were small but it was something they had not had time to get to yet.
Made a lot of copies to help out one of the tax prepares at United Way. I was able to help the community by assisting her with a time consuming tasks so that she could focus on more pressing issues.
Volunteer Management" . Completed a couple of clerical tasks and was able to speak with a few clients over the phone. It was nice to connect with people and help them in any way that I can.
Orientation with United Way