Sent May 28, 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed quite a few new volunteers. While I have interviewed people in the past for articles, this was the first time I interviewed anyone for a position. I’m pleased that they went as smoothly as they did and that the new volunteers were patient as I exercised my interviewing muscle.
What surprised me (though I suppose it shouldn’t have) was the amount of introverts who have applied to volunteer. They are quiet, reflective people who aren’t looking for social situations or high energy activities. They are people ultimately looking to help, not en masse, but one person at a time.
There’s certainly something to be said about that and it is what makes our Vision Mate program so special. As volunteers, we can’t give someone their sight back. But we can make small differences in a person’s life. And those small differences matter.
You matter. Whether you’re a high energy extrovert or a quiet introvert, your contribution helps and we are incredibly appreciative. Everything you do is helping to make a difference.
Our update this week is a bit “new volunteer” heavy so bear with me! There are many opportunities to get involved and information about upcoming orientations and training sessions.
Don’t forget to send in your volunteer hours and have a great couple of weeks!