first day of volunteering at cork city partnership

so i had my first day volunteering today at the cork city partnership. it went really well. everyone is so nice. i got there at 2 PM. i spent 3 hours there doing different things. basically my supervisor told me I could pretty much be asked to do anything that any of the rest of the staff are doing. today was an easy day. i had to fold flyers, that part was boring. there was 200 flyers to fold up and i am not good at folding so i think they werent folded that neatly. after that the receptionist patricia said she had to go into a meeting with one of the other community development workers so she quickly gave me a crash course in how to use their phone system and then I was on my own. it was ok though, i was able to transfer calls without much trouble so that was something at least. we worked out a way for me to get messages to the staff, we decided that any messages that would come through I could just email them to whoever they were for. that works fine for me. i have to say i really enjoyed the experience of volunteering today. I think I will like it there. Everyone is so friendly and willing to learn. They asked me if I wanted to be on an accessibility group, this is a group for people with disabilities and they talk about things like the accessibility of the website, of venues where their courses are held, etc. I said I’d think about it. One of the staff Brenda also offered that if I needed some extra support during the week that she could arrange for a volunteer to spend an hour with me it would be free of charge and they’d do an activity with me anything that I chose and wanted to do. I jumped at that chance. So yeah good day all around, feeling positive and energised and looking forward to many more happy volunteer days with the organisation.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

6 thoughts on “first day of volunteering at cork city partnership”

  1. that is awesome!! Yeah, I am not good at folding things either. My mother says that I fold clothes “backwards”, whatever that means, LOL Glad you had a good day, I hope it continues


  2. I’m glad you had so nice day. I was sure that you’d like your new job and will be good at it, and yeah, folding must be boring.


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