Volunteer Recognition Day
Monday, April 16, 2018
This week for the Aspire & Inspire Buddy Support Group Challenge we were asked to blog about Volunteer Recognition Day. April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day. Volunteer Recognition Day honors the legions of volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others, making big and small differences in people’s lives. In what ways have you volunteered your time and effort over the years? Are there ways you look forward to volunteering in the future?
When I was in high school I was a candy striper at a nearby hospital. I really enjoyed it and continued on into the first year or two of college. I was just an adult volunteer then. There were many places within the hospital that I helped out. I worked at the information desk, the cafeteria, pediatrics and medical records. Eventually I had to stop because I didn't have time for college and volunteering.
The uniforms haven't changed at all over the years!
My hubby's aunt before she got Alzheimer's disease volunteered every day at the local nursing home. She enjoyed visiting with the ladies and painting the fingernails to help cheer them up and make them feel better about themselves. She did this for so many years that she received a medal for the most volunteer hours to be put in by a single person. She was really proud of it.
I've thought about volunteering at a local no kill animal shelter but I'm not sure I could deal with seeing injured pets or seeing a pet put down for whatever reason. Maybe someday I'll find a niche where I can volunteer. There's an elementary school nearby so maybe I can volunteer to help out the teachers a couple of days a week. Something to think about anyways....