Last night 23 people showed up at the first volunteer meeting, and tomorrow will be the second one.
Most of those who showed up had not even signed up, but had received phone calls. So that is good in a way. That means there are many people who have signed up, and who will show up at another meeting.
So we’re about 1/10th of the way to meet the goal.
I’ve learned there are many who have been volunteering year after year and they are also to be counted into the total at some point.
I don’t think we’ll get 150, but perhaps some of those will work more than one shift.
The Executive Director has her own favorites she signs up herself, so I’m counting on that. We also had a group of women (me included) who spent time on the phone in the evening calling folks.
It’s not an easy job, but I’m not as stressed out about it as I was. The nightmares have subsided. I’m new at this and it’s the first year, and I don’t know that many people,myself in Monterey area.
So, we’ll see how it goes from here on.