In December 2008, we bought our Home on Wheels, a 2007 Winnebago Voyage. In October 2009, we sold our home and most of our belongings and in December, we hit the road to follow our dream as fulltime RV'ers. Through this blog, we will share our travels and experiences with our family, friends and those we meet along the way. We are truly blessed to be able to live the fulltime RV lifestyle.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
First Volunteer Opportunity
We have been discussing the possibility of volunteering and/or working for some time. We joined Workamper.com and created a resume. We were very surprised how quickly we began receiving emails and phone calls with workamping/volunteering opportunities from New York to California. The manager of Lakeside RV Park in Branson, Missouri, called to discuss the possibility of us coming to Lakeside for the summer. Lakeside is a city-owned RV park. Because of that, there is no bathroom duties, yard work or trash pickup -- the city is responsible for all that. After our initial telephone interview, we were offered a volunteer position for the summer months at Lakeside. We will work 22 hours a week for a full hookup site. That leaves plenty of time for sightseeing. I will work in the office where I will learn the campground reservation computer program. And Alan will escort RV'ers to their designated sites. Of course, we realize things happen and the hours may increase as we go along. There's a lot to see and do, not only in Branson, but the surrounding areas as well. An additional perk is discounted show tickets, which we may or may not take advantage of. Since we are from Arkansas, we are somewhat familiar with the area, but we have not been to Branson in years. We also hope to see family and friends who frequent Branson during the summer. We are praying this will be a positive experience for all.
Prior to retirement, all my work experience has been in an office setting. I think I'm afraid to expand my horizons beyond the walls of an office. I have always worked and have had very few hobbies. I envy those who garden, quilt, sew, bead, paint, etc, but am intimidated by the likes of a sewing machine and what I presume to be a lack of knowledge in most creative activities. Although I love the outdoors, I don't know much about nature and gardening, but I sure like seeing and watching wildlife and smelling beautiful flowers. Following this assignment, I should know if I wish to continue working in an office or try something new and perhaps conquer some of my insecurities.
If you come near the Branson area, please stop by and say hello. We will be heading that way in early May.