Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Brief Update

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted on here and I apologize. Things have been a little crazy to say the least. I've officially started my new job at Habitat for Humanity in Kansas City, MO and am LOVING it! My official title is "AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator" - which means that I'm working thru the AmeriCorps program and am responsible for recruiting, training, and keeping up with our volunteers. My boss is the paid staff person in charge of volunteers, so I'm basically her sidekick, but she's giving me a good amount of responsibility, starting with all of the college groups that want to come work with us. What is very cool is that on my first day I had contact with 3 college groups - a social justice group from a local Jesuit college, an Honor Society type of group from UMKC, and a group from UCO in Edmond, OK - near my old stomping ground! I'm so excited to be able to do all of this!

Also going on right now is our move to our new house. Trouble and I are proud new owners of our first home!! I'm a little overwhelmed with everything going on right now, and my email access is spotty at best (mostly from work, which isn't really appropriate for blogging) so things will be touch and go on here for a while. Still, I plan on keeping this blog going, so please keep visiting!

I'm going to close with my soapbox on volunteering. EVERYONE has something to offer to make the world a better place. We don't all have money, but if you do, groups like Habitat can always use the donations. We all have our time that we can give too. If you have specific skills and/or talents that you'd like to use for the common good, there's a great website called VolunteerMatch that will help you find organizations in your area that can use what you have to offer. I'm a personal fan of HFH (obviously) but there are SO many organizations out there that need your help, so GET OUT THERE!! Thanks...

1 comment:

Kim in KCK said...

Congrats on teh house and the job! Glad it's all working out so well for you!