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Volunteers! Finally!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

So we got our second TB test (see last blog) emoticon . Thursday we went to our orientation and found out we have to pay for our uniform vests and auxiliary membership because it is a "for non-profit" hospital. We also have to have khaki (I hate this colour) pants or tan for guys/white for ladies, white shoes, white shirts!
Most aggravating was I had to get a rubella shot, because there wasn't enough antibodies for it in my blood stream, of course I was offered the option of having another blood test-no thank you.

So now we are bona fide hospital volunteers, we start Thursday. I sure hope Erik sticks this out.

On the 25th we will be attending a banquet for the volunteers, Erik thinks this is cool.

In the interim we will be celebrating Erik's 40th Birthday, I'm talking to the director of volunteers to surprise him at the rehab hospital with a B'day cake for him and all his friends there.
Happy Sonday!

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    I hate khaki too. My son has to wear khaki and no one looks good in this color. Personally I don't think it's a good idea to make it hard for people to volunteer by charging them and making too many rules. But I hope that you enjoy it and they appreciate you both.
    1809 days ago
    I hope you both find it very worthwhile, especially after all the effort you made to satisfy the requirements.
    1811 days ago
  • JANET552
    You certainly have had to do a lot in order to volunteer at this place. (I don't have antibodies for rubella either). Erik sounds excited about all this. I hope he enjoys it as much as you've worked to make it happen. Do you have to go shopping for the clothing?

    The birthday party for Erik is inspired!! Please wish Erik a Happy Birthday from me.

    Happy Monday!!
    1811 days ago
    Congratulations to you and Erik for your challenges to volunteer at the hospital. What a great way to celebrate Erik's birthday. I wish I could turn the clock back to 40, but no chance, 70 is my number I turn on the 13th. I'm wishing Erik a blessed birthday and may he have many more. Good luck to the two of you in your endeavor. Please keep us informed and I will keep you both in prayer as you start.
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    1812 days ago
    i wanted to tell u, how brave you are , to go through all of this .. for no money .. wow . Good for you !
    1812 days ago
    Wow, you really have to go through a lot just to volunteer. I guess I can understand some of it but for the two of you it could be an expense. I just have to buy a T-shirt to volunteer at the SPCA and will probably get a couple. But I get them through them and it's discounted.

    I love your idea for Erik's birthday. What a great day that should be for him. If you take pictures, you'll have to post one or two. What a great mom you are! You'll have to make sure to give Erik a big birthday hug from me on his special day.

    Hope you're having a great day today. Would love to be outside working in the yard but just can't handle the sun yet.

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1812 days ago
    That is a lot of stuff to become a volunteer. The school now requires all kinds of tests and checks before even a parent can volunteer at their child's school. I understand the WHY, just find it sad that it is now too costly for some parents. Our principal pays for the $25 background checks for any parent who cannot afford it but still, not everyone likes having to ASK and feel like they are getting charity. Have a wonderful time volunteering - that is a really valuable service you will be providing. THANK YOU for all of those who will never get to tell you how much your time and kindness mean to them.
    1812 days ago
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