Hello everyone. I've been out of work for awhile and i know that if i want to go back to work, i have to take a lot of courses and that I also have to volunteer so i can start to network. It makes sense to volunteer at the hospital near my house since i'll be able to network there and hopefully meet some nurses that can help me obtain a job there someday but i'm quite discouraged by the fact that hospital volunteers are only allowed to do menial things like bring ice to patients, feed them, bring them newspapers/books, etc. I found another volunteer work at a free clinic which is 45 minutes away from my residence but there i get to do more stuff, like taking VS, doing bloodworks, administer injections.......basically i get to do anything a clinic nurse does without getting paid.
The third option i have is to volunteer in the hospice dept. of a home care agency. I've never worked in hospice or home care before but i've always liked hospice and home care and i feel i would get a lot of personal satisfaction if i volunteer there. I also feel that if i volunteer there, i will have an idea if that is an area where i would like to work someday.
So i'm thinking i should do clinic and hospice but hubby suggested i should volunteer at the nearby hospital since there's better chance for me to network there. Since my last job was in a medsurg unit at a hospital, he said it's more likely that i will get another hospital job. Thoughts??