>A day in the life of a Jesuit Volunteer, part 2
February 6, 2010 by Blueberries For Me
Wake up, go to work, all that jazz.
8:00 Someone decides they are interested in their GED so I give them the first part of the pre-test. Usually that’s a pretty intimidating step for most people. He remembered he had a doctor appointment after the first part so he left. I kinda think there might not have been a doctor’s appointment…a few months ago we got through the first part of the pre test then he disappeared for a few months.
10:00 Another volunteer comes in. I’m never that sure about what to get volunteers to do, so I just introduced her to a few clients and let them chat.
12:00 Its very quiet.
1:00 Out of there! I only work in the mornings on Fridays. Go over to John’s to eat leftover Chinese food for lunch. And…most exciting news of the day, Father Fitts, a retired Jesuit priest in Spokane, WA returns John’s call and agrees to do our wedding! Fr. Fitts always goes to the JV orientations, would stop by and visit our house in Spokane last year, and worked at House of Charity (John’s placement). So now our date is official. We’re super excited to have someone who means so much to us and has been such a part of JVC.
2:30 Go to Big Sky brewery. They have free tastings at the brewery, which is one of Missoula’s 3 local microbreweries. This is an exercise in simplicity for several reasons. 1) Free beer. 2) Local brews don’t tend to support the drinking-in-excess/subjugation of women as other companies do, 3) You can fill up a growler of beer instead of buying bottles which results in less waste. Glass isn’t recyclable in Montana.
4:00 Go home and start baking some bread for dinner tonight. Karen invited some of her coworkers over. One of them goes duck hunting and offered to give us some duck if she cooked! 7:00 Company comes. We had a huge feast. Community doesn’t just involve the people in the house, but it extends to the larger community. Its great remembering that, especially when things get tough inside the house.
9:00 Dinner’s over. Dishes and bed!