My Life As A Volunteer

Clarence SchreiberStarred Page By Clarence Schreiber, 26th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1un90ta2/
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I started to volunteer at my local chuch in July of 2014 as part of the connection team and since then I also volunteer for the Mitchell Park Domes a few months ago. When I started for the Domes it was the time when I went on disability from my work due to my arthritis in both of my feet and my left ankle and also other health issues. Both places has been very accomodating because of my feet and I have been fun doing them both.

Epikos Church

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, I started to volunteering at Epikos Church as part of thier Connection Team. A few of the things that I have helped at the church are putting together bulletins, I have greeted people as they come into church and have also handed out bulletins as well. The first few times I had to shadow by other people, then I was able to do it on my own. I enjoy volunteering at the church because I can interact with the different people as they come into church.

Friends Of The Domes

I always wanted to work at either for the Mitchell Park or for the Domes. Shortly after going on disablity from due to my arthritis in both of my feet and my left ankle, I filled out an appication to voluntering at the Domes.I didn't hear from them until I recieved an email from them looking for volunteers for a luncheon on September 24, 2015 and other dates. So, I decided to agree to volunteer for that date as well as other dates that they had offered. I have told them about my feet and they were able to accomadate by doing things that either sitting or very little standing involved. At the lunchon that I have helped out at I filled swag bags and manning the information table about the Domes. I was happy to hear that the luncheon was for the Menomonee Valley Parters and for some of the bussisnesses from the Menomonee Valley.

One thing that like about the informtion table at the Domes is that I am able to promote about the Domes and to ofer them to become members of the Friends of the Domes and other things about the Domes and all the events that is going on there as well.

Shepard Express Events

I started to volunteer for the events sponsored by the Shepherd Express. The Shepherd Express a weekly news paper. My first volunteering job that I did for them was for the Stein and Dine event at the information table. There I helped out with helping guests where they need to go and help selling t-shirts for the event. This was a sit down job in which I was very grateful for. I am planning to volunteer for them more in the future with other events that they have.

My View On Volunteering

Grant you we all like to get paid for the work that we all do, but there will be a time that we will be face that many things that we will get satisfaction won't be the work that we get paid all the time, but to do but for some of the things we don't get paid for. I know that I like to get paid as well, but I do enjoy volunteering both at church and at the Domes. With the volunteer jobs that I have, I am able to interact with lots of other people because I am more of a people person.

Don't get me wrong I did enjoy my job at the grocery store and was getting paid fairly for the job that I was doing as a bagger. And I would be still would be there if I was able to stand for eight hours a day and 5 days a week, if it wasn't for my arthritis in both of my feet and left ankle. Unfortunately, my former employeer wasn't able to find a sit down job for me to able to keep me there. There is other health issues that I have that I have in which depression is one of them, which has been getting a little worse since I left my job to go on disability earlier this year.

Checkout My Other Articles

Feel free to checkout a few of my other pages that I have written.

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Resume Of Clarence Schreiber As A Writer

Why I Enjoy Wikinut

Photo Credits

The name badges was taken by me, Clarence Schreiber. The third picture is was from Potowatomi Hotel Casino Facebook page (which they got the from Amanda Balwain Photography) and the picture was edited by me on the canva.com.

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Church, Epikos, Friends Of The Domes, Michell Park Domes, Milwaukee, Volunteer, West Allis

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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author avatar brendamarie
28th Oct 2015 (#)

I am so happy for you. Glad, you can volunteer with your health problems. It's wonderful what you do.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
28th Oct 2015 (#)

Thank you brendamarie for the comment. I do appreciate.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Memba Ben
30th Mar 2017 (#)

Hi Clarence.

I just wanted to give you props for volunteering despite your health issues.

I've recently gotten into it and to me, it's quite cool and it's a good way to spend time. Makes me feel good knowing that I'm at least trying to make someones life bearable.

Wayyy too many folks my age just worry about stupid things, and fail to see that in the bigger picture, their problems are miniscule.

Hopefully, you (along with your peers) have inspired other folks to start volunteering.

Once again, big ups!

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