More on volunteering. As you will see, I have on my resume that I have experience as a guinea pig! Yes indeed, to help counseling practicum students (BTW: I’m currently available to help). I received free counseling sessions (!!!) while the student practiced. The sessions were videotaped and then viewed with the professor for a grade!
This is Einstein. I preferred to call her Peggy!
Our beloved guinea pig died early in the spring 2013. She was a very nice pig. I miss her wheeks! ~ the loud noise from excitement! Wheek, Wheek! Peggy is also the name of the woman who gave us our new pet! Peggy the human (an Iowa State professor) and I connected via Craigs List (used it many times!) She was listing free guinea pigs, but the babies were all taken, so Arin and I got the momma!
Arin (my daughter, whose striped yellow shirt you see) named the pig Einstein, can you guess why? But, I preferred to call her Peggy. So she has two names, like many a great pet! She lived for several years after her arrival to our home. Back to the post Amy:
When you’re looking for work or are changing jobs or even careers, consider your volunteer activities. If they’re not on your resume or professional profile, stop right now and describe them! You can incorporate those skills and abilities into your next position or you can enhance them now with your work! Wheek, Wheek!
There are so many more benefits than gaining valuable skills from volunteering. Take a look:
Benefits of Volunteering
#1: Volunteering connects you to others
#2: Volunteering is good for your mind and body
#3: Volunteering can advance your career
#4: Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life!
Wheek! Wheek! Wheek!
and then look at or download this 5 page attachment for more information! It’s titled: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits ~ Helping Yourself While Helping Others.
Hope you have great volunteering experiences, with more in store for your future!
My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.