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    Hi All,

    Really need a second opinion on this because I'm getting so confused what to do?
    Basically I've been working with the Beanstalk Charity since November 2015 till now as a reading helper in primary schools. I love my role as I help young children with their literacy and reading skills, self- esteem and confidence issues. Sometimes they talk to me about their personal family issues. So, I'd have to notify the relevant staff members, which I enjoy because it's giving me skills to interact with people of different levels and I'm gaining confidence as I go along.

    I was trained up last year and they put me into a school immediately. I'm really really enjoying helping the pupils on a one-to-one basis as I can see them improving with their reading and confidence already. My aim is to work towards a learning mentor/support assistant role. Not sure if that is exactly the role I want to do yet. OR maybe a social worker- undecided. At the moment I'm with an education agency working in early years/ primary. Anyway....

    The problem is I am considering working full-time and that means I would have to leave the charity and the work that I have built up with the pupils. The charity's contract states that would require to stay for at least a year. Unless circumstances change so I could notify them, giving a term's notice. But what should I do???

    I don't want to work full- time but I'm going to have to as I'm not getting enough income. So I would need to take a decision. What do you guys think I should do?

    Has anyone ever left their volunteer work within 3 months?
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