[Community-service] volunteering with kids or youth

bookwormahb at earthlink.net bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 28 15:15:57 UTC 2011

Thanks for sharing.
Where are you working?

From: Steven Johnson 
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 7:12 AM
To: 'Community Service Discussion List' 
Subject: Re: [Community-service] volunteering with kids or youth


I should mention from my previous post that I have been very successful in obtaining employment, and this is in part due to my involvement in the greater community.  Having the skills and qualifications for the job is big, but what you do in your spare time has a significant impact on a potential employer, and can be the difference between them hiring you, or the next person who is more involved.  

After losing my eyesight 25 years ago, this is how I began to get back on my feet, and I have never looked back.  With the last job I had applied for, and it was the only one because I really wanted this job, I was offered the position after 3 interviews, and was chosen out of a group of finalists of about 65-70.  The reason, my connections back to the community.  I work in the Human Service profession, and being connected is huge.


If you feel like emailing me off-line, send to blinddog3 at charter.net


Steve & Leader Dog, Misha


From: community-service-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:community-service-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:59 PM
To: community-service at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Community-service] volunteering with kids or youth


Hi all,


This list is real quiet.

I’d like to hear about your experiences because I am planning to volunteer this summer.

I have a degree from Marymount university; it’s a BA in psychology/communications. But I need more experience before getting a job and I am aware that often volunteer experiences lead to employment opportunities.


My interests include helping kids/youth in academics or anything I can help them in, outreach, event planning and anything communications driven such as writing newsletters, public relations and public affairs.  

So have any of you helped kids or youth and if so what did you do? What accomodations did you use? If I work at a camp or recreation setting, I know they will wonder how I can manage children.


I’ve thought about trying some nonprofit around here and seeing what I can do to assist the youth.




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