I was wondering where people worked, or in my case, I volunteer. This is where I volunteer 3 days a week and is a lot of fun. www.facebook.com/JimmyCarterNHS The picture of this school (my Alma Mater) was taken by a yearly visitor from Australia. He loves coming to the town that "Time Forgot".
"Life's tough!. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" - John Wayne
Great post Millard! I too am curious to know where people work/volunteer and how they do it with their disability. It's good to see that you're volunteering Millard. What do you do there? It looks like an interesting place!
I don't work or volunteer yet but I'm going to have to in the future.
Thats great Millard...volunteer work is very satisfying.
Im volunteering at a local primary school...im qualified in teaching children with special education needs...autism...speech and language dyspraxia etc...so im doing some work there..I just started 3 weeks ago with a young boy with selected mutism....ive just this week offered to work with other children.
I felt the hard work was wasted that i had to put in to gain my degree in this field just 7 years prior to my injury and i am passionate about making a difference so im happy that im continuing....its not about the money...i just love seeing the progress that these children make...interacting with them,.
This week was the first time i had constant eye contact from this little boy..he was trying his best not to smile as we played a game with a model wizard that was turning all the teachers into frogs and hedgehogs....he spoke to me for the first time.. ..how can you put a value on that feeling!
Lara, that must be very rewarding working with the Special Needs children. I cannot imagine how that makes you feel inside.
DJ, with the National Park Service, the volunteers usually help the rangers (folding brochures, doing inventory and etc.). My case is a little different as I was born & raised here and went to the school pictured...12 years in the one building and had 22 in my graduating class. I am at the front door of the school and I try to welcome every person that comes through the school. It difficult sometimes when we have 2 or 3 tour buses coming in at the same time with 40+ people on each. Plus, we have some 60,000 school kids coming through yearly. I have a lot of fun with the visitors and 99.99% of the time I can answer any questions they pose.
Post by iloveellisse on Oct 21, 2013 4:35:51 GMT -8
Hi Millard. I work at the local cinema as a cashier. I am able to stand but not walk for a good amount of time so when I get tired I take a quick rest. The management staff are great and really understand my situation which is a good thing. I was scared that it would hard to find a job until I have more function but it wasnt as hard as I thought it would be to find a job,