Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Any Volunteers?

I was at the Visitor's (Tourist Information) Centre today (to collect something from someone who works there) and there was a guy asking directions to (I hope I have this right) Pigna Barney Road. Wendy (the Tourist Info person on duty) didn't know where it was and was about to send him out to Pigna Barney Creek (?) until I politely interrupted and said that it was in the new estate where we're building. Turns out that the Council (and I assume RTA) are relying on the Real Estate Agents to be able to put a map together. Wendy nearly sent this guy 30km's out of the way - and he was here to deliver windows!

As I was leaving Wendy asked if I would like to volunteer at the Visitor's Centre. I politely declined (I have enough on my plate). This actually brings me to an interesting point (finally!). Do most Australians participate (ie volunteer) in serving the community? I would be interested to hear feedback on this, (particularly for unusual services) as I heard back in "Year of the Volunteer" (2003/2004?) that it is in rapid decline.

For all you Sean-watchers out there, he's doing well, kicking lots and making very cute "goo-goo" sounds.

Kath xo

3 comments:

cafedave said...

I figure that volunteering at a Visitor Info Centre is more something to do in your autumn years; I suspect I'm usually too busy doing christian-y volunteer things to even look for other opportunities...

Kathryn said...

Yes, but dave, don't people normally volunteer you as opposed to you volunteering? Or are you still having trouble with the word "no" when people ask?

cafedave said...

No... well, maybe yes... Sometimes I volunteer off my own bat, though...