Volunteering is My Job
I am always thinking of the importance of volunteering-whether it be domestically or internationally. You see I have been unemployed for a while (except for two temporary jobs of which I am so thankful for) and volunteering is so important to me. It keeps my spirits up and makes me feel as though my contribution is valuable. World Pulse is a HUGE part of that. Although it is entirely virtual, it makes no less of an impact on me. Everytime I go to this website I feel a sense of connection with others. There are so many resources and new things to learn and discover.
So, even when I finally find the right job for me I will not stop going to World Pulse and I will not stop volunteering in my free time. Teaching english to recent immigrants and refugees. Advocating for policies supported by organizations like CARE USA. Being on the board of a new NGO called CAFOCOD that works with poor people in rural Uganda. Helping to plan events for our local Peace Corps Association. Going to Tanzania this summer. I could go on and on.
My committment won't change to the issues that I care about.