I’d love to do this. I would totally volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter, which I’ve done in the past. There are many rescues where I live. I don’t know which area I’d want to work in, though. Caring for cats? Caring for dogs? Dealing with the public? Haha, no thanks to that last one!
The reason I want to volunteer is because I miss working with animals (I had volunteered in the past). It’s fulfilling to care for a homeless dog or cat. They don’t have anybody.
It’s been 16 years since I last worked. I loved my job–I taught composition and research paper writing. I loved my students.
I didn’t love some of the hours and the long-a$$ commutes. I didn’t like having to teach at 3 or 4 different schools each term, instead of teaching at just one school. My paychecks were less than my disability checks. I’m totally serious.
Many of you know that it was due to mental illness that I had to stop working. Now, I can’t imagine what it would be like to get up every day and go to work. I’m not sure I could handle it. I could barely handle the partial hospitalization program I was in last year. Plus there’s the fact that I’m afraid to leave my house without my husband.
I do hope that I can work with animals again one day. I love working with them. Plus, volunteering is a step towards employment.
Would you consider volunteering? For what type of organization?