With the rampant growth of people losing jobs today, many are still trying to find new jobs but others are doing something charitable in the form of voluntary teaching at some charities work. Such a scenario can be seen in Britain where most laid off bankers are finding new life of perhaps doing something good for the community while the recession bug is plaguing the world.
But what is really surprising is that the number of volunteers who have shifted their attention for perhaps something worthwhile are being turned away for the reason that the volume of voluntary teachers is swelling. This is to be expected no thanks to the people who are being cut from their jobs as a result of business downsizing by organizations to avoid impending closure.
So while it looks like many of the bankers are aching to get into charities for work, it looks like they have a long line to expect. Never has it been seen that charities would experience such interest but perhaps at least for this period of recession, such should be a fixture that will be seen.
International development charity VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) said it received 2,572 enquiries for voluntary work between September and mid-November this year, more than double the 1,233 it received for the same period in 2007.
Originally posted on December 3, 2008 @ 8:40 pm