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    So, I recently joined a group and I wanted to do volunteering, but I would have to volunteer in the evenings. The woman informed me on my interview that if you don't come to the meetings, you wont get a good reference. Usually, I am tired after college. I would have to take another bus there and back to the location and it would be for 5-7.Also, they do it on Wednesdays. I finish at 1 on Wednesdays and I prefer to do work then. But it is once a month. I was informed that the induction day is compulsory which is 5.30-8.30 and if I don't come, I can't do much activities and its at a different location. Their office is close to my location and easy to get to, but they don't do meetings there. I feel like I should tell them that I don't want to consider volunteering anymore because of the hours.
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    So, I recently joined a group and I wanted to do volunteering, but I would have to volunteer in the evenings. The woman informed me on my interview that if you don't come to the meetings, you wont get a good reference. Usually, I am tired after college. I would have to take another bus there and back to the location and it would be for 5-7.Also, they do it on Wednesdays. I finish at 1 on Wednesdays and I prefer to do work then. But it is once a month. I was informed that the induction day is compulsory which is 5.30-8.30 and if I don't come, I can't do much activities and its at a different location. Their office is close to my location and easy to get to, but they don't do meetings there. I feel like I should tell them that I don't want to consider volunteering anymore because of the hours.
    Once a month?! I mean, obviously don't feel the need to volunteer if you feel like you can't, but once a month seems like a very small commitment, even including the induction day. My advice would be to think it over, because besides looking good on a CV, volunteering experience is a great way to learn different skills and meet interesting people.
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    (Original post by _aishahxo_)
    So, I recently joined a group and I wanted to do volunteering, but I would have to volunteer in the evenings. The woman informed me on my interview that if you don't come to the meetings, you wont get a good reference. Usually, I am tired after college. I would have to take another bus there and back to the location and it would be for 5-7.Also, they do it on Wednesdays. I finish at 1 on Wednesdays and I prefer to do work then. But it is once a month. I was informed that the induction day is compulsory which is 5.30-8.30 and if I don't come, I can't do much activities and its at a different location. Their office is close to my location and easy to get to, but they don't do meetings there. I feel like I should tell them that I don't want to consider volunteering anymore because of the hours.
    You dont sound as though you have the interest ot commitment to volunteer, so I'd call it a day.
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    Find something that might suit, but hate to break it to you volunteering involves turning up on a regular basis and doing work. Having a problem @ once a month means that maybe something that happens once a year would be better suited.

    If you dont turn up then you wont get a good reference.

    If you dont show up at induction, then you wont get the basic training to help you understand what you have to do.
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    That's really not a huge commitment. I used to volunteer 5-7 one night A WEEK, 1-4 another day, plus a few hours most weekends. This is once a month so it's really not a huge loss to you given the advantages you could gain from it. But if you're going to let them down do it now. You won't find much volunteering with less of a commitment.
 
 
 
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