Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hooha! The Volunteer Extraordinaire is back again!

Last year, I had to cut way, way back on my volunteering time. And I felt like human scum.
I desperately love volunteering and would do it all the time if I could, but going back to work full time put a nix on the helping out hours pretty quickly.
Now that I'm a full time writer and set my own hours, I can get back out there!
And if you know me, you know I don't just test the waters in anything I do. I jump.
Into the deep end.
Trust me, there's plenty of floundering that goes on, but secretly, I love every minute of it.
If you were sitting next to me right now, I'd make you guess the very first thing I've volunteered for. But you're not, so I'll tell you.
I am the Director of Vacation Bible School 2010!!!
Told ya I jump into the deep end.
I was co-director two years ago. It was an insane amount of work and I said over and over and up and down that I would never do it again. But honestly? I'm really excited!
My church sponsors a free VBS for 150 kids. How could anyone not feel passionately about it?
Today was our church's annual Day of Service. Congregants went all over town volunteering and doing good deeds. I stayed right in the church and helped a team of 20 people clean out and organize the Sunday School supply room.
And as VBS Director, I was given the special job of sorting through 10 years worth of VBS curriculum and supplies.
After recycling and tossing about 85% of it, I know exactly what we have to use this year. Money in the bank!
Now in celebration of my return to Volunteer Extraordinaire, let's hear from good ol' Gene Autry... o/ I'm back in the saddle again.... \o. Now switch over to Flashdance... o/ What a feelin'! \o


Kendra said...

You've inspired me. Our kids snack/craft area at church is such a disaster, I hate going in there. But I think I might just volunteer to clean it out since the coordinater is 8 months pregnant! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Kate said...

Hi Kendra, Go for it! The coordinator will be so grateful!

Kate :)

Debbie said...

You really are a go-getter! That sounds like a huge thing to jump into. Good luck:)
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