Food for Life: A Volunteerâ€™s Perspective
I have fun getting together with others. I learn about people and other cultures. By other cultures I don’t mean out of the ordinary for the United States, I want to know generational cultures, regional cultures, etc. Many conversations take place while we volunteer. One I over heard was the differences in the calendar used in the United States and India. In that same conversation I heard the gap that existed between children of Indian decent and those that have more recently come to the United States. As a 50 something, I have listen to middle school age children and young men and women of college age that make me realize the gulf in reality that exists between my generation and theirs. I hope to use that collective information to help bridge understanding and trust when I do other volunteer work and eventually teach in the public schools.