I Miss Volunteering
November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’m thinking of approaching the new director of my high school to ask about a volunteering opportunity…or rather creating one.
I attended a school for teenage parents that incorporates a learning environment, an on-site daycare and resources for teen parents. Without it, I would have been lost.
I spent ten years volunteering with them after I graduated but stopped when I started volunteering in my own community. I gave that up a couple of years ago after we started homeschooling and felt I was spreading myself too thin.
Now that it’s been a few years without volunteering, I’m finding that I’m beginning to really miss it. I miss helping others, feeling part of a bigger picture and just having something to do other than wallow.
And for me, giving back to an institution that gave so much to me is really important. I want to teach a cooking class. I know that I can offer these young parents some great, easy-to-make recipes, cooking tips and more importantly real empathy because I’ve been where they are.
I’m a little, okay a lot, scared about the idea but I’m also incredibly excited by it. Which means that more than likely, I’m going to do it.
I’ll let you know.
UPDATE: Or, I could apply for the PAYING gig teaching kids cooking classes at my local grocery store, which Hubby just happened to mention after reading this post.