Volunteer work - page 2

Hello, I am still taking my pre-reqs and hope to apply in Dec. 06 for the Fall 07 program. I was interested in knowing what everyone's take is on volunteer work. I will be volunteering with a... Read More

  1. by   katie-did
    WOW Tessa! It sounds like an amazing experience and opportunity that you have found. It sounds like you have a gift and will be able to share your experiences to help comfort these patients, as well as gain knowledge for your future career as a nurse. So much of the time we all take and take and take and never give back. You are doing an amazing thing. Keep up the good work!

    I go on Tuesday for my orientation at UCLA Santa Monica. I'll let you know how it goes!
  2. by   katie-did
    Quote from justavolunteer
    I saw this one while browsing. I have a full-time job in a totally different field than healthcare, but I volunteer weekly at a local hospital. My experience is that the nurses, CNA's etc., are grateful beyond words for my help. I have told relatives who are considering nursing "volunteer, you will get to see what a hospital is like".
    It's been immensely rewarding for me.

    I am also in a totally different field, I am a legal secretary. I am going to volunteer to try to help see if nursing is really for me.

    However, you have just given me a little bit of new perspective. A little bit of wanting to be a nurse is about the money, but honestly, I just want more satisfaction and rewards out of my career. But maybe I can find my purpose and the satisfaction of helping others outside of my career by keeping my full time job and then offering my time helping others.