I've applied for over 2,000 jobs and had two job offers which were rescinded -- until now.
It's true. Ever since the call center closed down, I've been attempting to get us by with freelance writing and whatever I could get while looking for real employment. It's been an exhausting road and I've finally reached the end of that and beginning of something great.
The Voluntary Action Center -- Spirit Lake
Yes, it's way up in Dickinson County, but that doesn't mean our good work won't affect the whole region. We administer their Meals on Wheels programs and as happens everywhere else, mobile heroes get food to our treasured elders. If you're around the Lakes from 11-12:15 or so weekdays you could deliver in Okoboji and Arnold's Park.
I was hired to get publicity to a 40 year old charitable organization. I was hired to write grants, socially network, find friends, volunteers and donors, and rock the place. This I can do. But to do it well, I will have to learn to delegate.
The job will have many challenges and many blessings. The greatest of these is -- finally -- the launch of the Spencer-Okoboji Time Bank.
Earn time credits for delivering Meals on Wheels where we need it most. For lending a hand with the bookwork. For giving us a good start into the future after some lean and tumultuous times.
Someone says: But I was raised to give without expecting anything in return.
Let's be honest: you do get something in return when you give. Many times it comes back to you tenfold, the joy and satisfaction.
Wouldn't you like to share that with the person who received your good acts? With a time bank, there's a way for everyone to give, everyone to receive, a lot more to get done, incredible community gatherings, and new relationships and friendships to blossom.
It's a way to rock the act of helping out.
I just thought I'd let you all know
This one is gainfully employed with big plans to change the world. Come change the world with us. We have micro-internships and longer term projects coming up for students, career changers, and others with the time to put the focus on Action at the Voluntary Action Center.