I have just registered with Do-it voluntary opportunities - specifically, a web-based opportunity with ‘Fix The Web’ which identifies websites that are not disabled-friendly (very relevant for me) and The Samaritans, where I am particularly interested in answering letters and emails from people in need.
I took ill health retirement in the last 2 years and I have been struggling to feel useful and that I have a purpose and role in society. I also feel guilty whenever ‘benefit scroungers’ and ‘Motability’ (we have a nice car through Motability, which many people seem to object to and resent!) are mentioned in the media and I hope that this will be offset by making a contribution to society through volunteering. I don’t drive and am at home all day, my children all being old enough to be at work or school.
Do any of you volunteer, and how do you find it? I am hoping it will be rewarding and fulfilling, and will not be stressful as stress really aggravates my symptoms!