There is so much paper work in AmeriCorps that it gets crazy. It reminds me of high school when we’d have a substitute teacher and they handed out sheets of stuff to fill out, just to keep us busy and out of trouble. BORING!
Some of the paper work is repetitive and redundant. But I’m here and I have to do it if I want to stay in the program and get out on time.
About the time I wonder if anyone reads the stuff, I get an email with a notation that I left something out, or needed one more, two more items to complete the paper work. Then I’m back trying again to figure out what they want and then send it back.
But, the good news is that I’m getting up to speed with Excel, that program I knew nothing about a few months ago. I have taken a class and got a bit of education, and then I studied a bit online, and just awhile ago, I signed up for a 19 hour class. This should just about do it.
And next week we will receive some training on how to write a grant proposal. Well, I did one a very long time ago, but I need to learn from a professional, so this is good.