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Saturday, June 02, 2012
A Thank You is always a Welcome Surprise!
For those who know me, the idea that I volunteer a lot is not a surprise. I spend most of that time volunteering in theatre areas, but I have also volunteered at my sons' school for 6 years. Recognizing the immense value of casinos, I have done those for organizations who put the word out (again, mostly theatre organizations - I kind of have a niche). In my theatre roles, I do a variety of things, directing, acting, painting, Board work, whatever fits that I think I have the skills for. I get rewarded with enjoying the tasks, meeting great people, developing skills. For the school, I primarily do Child Check. Child Check is a system in place to phone all the absent kids who have not been formally excused by a parent phone call. This is to ensure that they are somewhere - not lost, injured or snatched on the way to school. 99.9% of the time the parent has forgotten to call or they are on their way. It's a good system for a city school. I have been doing this, as I said, for 6 years. I also do field trips, casinos, and all that sort of stuff for the school. I don't feel like I do a whole lot. It's one day a week and the occasional extra day, BUT, when I went in on Friday I was presented with a certificate for Volunteer of the Year for the school! Woot! Woot! It's nice to get a thank you and to be noticed. I will enjoy my certificate and the window sticker for my van and feel good about the last 3 days of Child Check for the school year!