ive been having a great afternoon volunteering. i’m super busy which i love.
i’ve been helping out with friendly call. i love that job. i love talking to people. i find it super easy and enjoy getting to chat with the clients.
i have also been writing up a piece that is going to go in the newsletter for the partnership. i will post it below.
here is what i wrote…
My name is Shirley Healy. I am 38 years old and I have been blind since birth. I have a guide dog whose name is Nitro, he’s 7 years old. He has really made a huge difference in my life. I’ve been volunteering with the partnership since august of 2017. I first heard about the partnership when I heard about the friendly call service. Initially when I decided to volunteer I wanted to volunteer on the friendly call service. I spoke to Brenda barry and we determined at the time that the service wasnt suitable, so she asked me if I’d like to volunteer in the office instead. Then I approached Mary Sheehey and we had a chat and I started doing work in the office, I was on reception, taking phone calls and doing other jobs around the office. In time I actually did start working on the friendly call service, so now I also help out with that. I am also doing an independent living skills course during the week in abode, which is a centre for people with physical and sensory disabilities. I also volunteer one day a week in a preschool for kids with special needs. I love this work and find it very rewarding. In my spare time I like to sing, and I’ve been taking singing lessons since I was young. I love to read, and I use my I phone to read audiobooks. I am into technology in a big way and love being on the computer and internet. I also write a blog, I blog about disability and related issues. I have gone to college, and studied childcare, social work and addiction studies. I enjoy learning and found college to be a great experience. I also enjoy writing articles for mental health websites. I have recently also volunteered with shine, an organisation that works with people who have mental illness and their families. I have also worked as a youth leader for farranree youth club, but I no longer do this nowadays.
Do ya’ll think its good?
Im finished today at 5 and then I will go back to abode and have dinner and chill for the evening. i want to read some and also catch up on some blog posts.