I'll try to make this short and sweet. I'm in Nursing School I got a volunteering job... I was interviewed for it at the beginning of the fall semester and I recently tried it. (It's a long time gap, i know.) I have always been really shy and nervous about it, to the point of where I get panic attacks when i go there. I mean, I dread going... and this is why.
I'm lost. My volunteer coordinator didn't give me an orientation like she was supposed to. I don't even have a name badge and I don't know how to get one. She wrote me a long email about where to do and what to do.. but that's it. So on my first day I was left by myself to wander around the hospital not knowing where to go or who to talk to....feeling defeated, I eventually just left.
I was originally really excited about this position, because I really want an opportunity to help people and get some insight into the health care field. However, I feel like I have been given the short end of the stick here, and i don't really know what to do. I get so nervous about going back there because I don't want to awkwardly wander like before. I want to feel useful, not lost!
I asked my volunteer coordinator if I could switch to gift shop which I don't want to do, but I feel like it would help me feel more comfortable because at least I actually KNOW how to get there! I just don't know what to do. Should i preservere or find somewhere else to volunteer? Is it supposed to be this way?
Thanks to whoever reads,