Monday, 18 May 2009


I made a list of things to do over summer and one of them was volunteering. This post is long overdue, but I've only just finished my exams so I have the time to write about my day. It really was a lot of fun. I was able to help my local community centre set up and run a May Day event.(That's me in the middle with some friends I'd made on the day. We got unlimited free food, thus the smile on my face!)

It really was a great day. We started by taking tables and chairs into the nearby park, where the event was initially meant to take place, but rain (typical) made the organisers immediately change their mind and move everything indoors, so we then had to move everything back inside.

After setting everything up, me and a few others helped to prepare food and set out little cakes and things. By that time people had started coming and we were left to serve people in the little cafe. Although it was hard work. The queue for the cafe was soo long and we barely had time to breathe. People were shouting orders left, right and centre (ok, maybe it was a bit more organised than that) and I hadn't done proper maths in 5 years, so I was a bit slow in giving change when someone gave me £20 for a £3.75 order (I wasn't the only one).

The hi-light of the day was probably the music. On our break, we went to see the bands perform. The community centre had about 20 different bands performing on the day. Some of them were little children and they were just so talented. One little girl, who wasn't more than 10, sany Taylor Swifts 'Teardrops on my Guitar' beautifully. There was one absolutely amazing band. They were a rock band and consisted of 6 fairly good looking guys (who were my age btw, before you get the wrong idea).
After they finished performing, they came to the cafe and stayed there for ages. We all got to hang with the band after and they were all pretty cool (and I'm sure they're were freaked out by my constant flirting).

In the above picture: you see the bunch of people in the background chilling, thats us volunteers (I'm the one leaning against the wall). As you can tell, we'd given ourselves a break from cleaning up. In our defence, we were very tired by this point and we were also chatting to members of the hot band.

But overall, the day was a huge success. I was on my feet for 7 hours and I honestly didn't feel that tired. To know that I was helping felt great and I was on such a high when I got home. I met some great people and got to hang out with a band of hot guys. What more could I want? I really had fun and would definitely recommend any one to volunteer. I am definitely going to do this again this summer. I've just finished uni, and need to find a job. Having volunteering on your CV is a huge advantage and it is something to do while I find a job.

Sherin xx

P.S. Did anyone else watch the Eurovision over the weekend? How amazing did Dita Von Teese look? (And how hot was the guy who won?) But Von Teese looked stunning as she danced away.


Cheryl said...

Congratulations for a job well done on volunteering! :) Yes, I saw the Eurovision and I must say that Dita was so glam, wish I could steal that small waist of hers,hehe! That Norwegian guy is so cute, he can sing, compose and play the violin.He really was deserving to win.

Amee said...

Volunteering is one of my favorite things to do. Good job with the May Day event!

Leia- The Prada plaid check skirt is from Spring 08. That was the season they had with the fairies. Hope that helps!

Nicole said...

I love Dita. She is awesome. Unfortunately her great performance didn't help the german act at all.

la petite fashionista said...

volunteering is such a great feeling!

also, found out that our study abroad center is in the Bloomsbury district of London-- do you know anything about it or what's nearby? shoot me an email if you can give me some tips! or know of nearby dinner/shopping!:)


Couture Carrie said...

Good for you, darling!


Cafe Fashionista said...

I love that you featured something about volunteering. I volunteer with various animal shelters and organizations; as well as Radio Lollipop. It's the most rewarding thing ever! :)

E said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Charity when you have interaction with other people is so rewarding.

Oh and I LOVED these Dita pics. So hot!

Harriet said...

The guy who won Eurovision was so pretty! My flatmates and I did much ogling!

Your volunteering looks really fun - well done! My new job gives me 6 extra days holiday if I do something 'good' with them so I have even more reason to look into doing more volunteering next year - thanks for the inspiration!

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

Dita is just amaaazinggg. I loved her outfit. And her skin is just perfect.

Hanako66 said...

how lovely that you helped out!

I adore Dita!

DreamyGirl22 said...

I'm happy to see you volunteering! That's always a great thing to do!! That shows how nice of a person you really are, but of course everyone can already tell that just by reading your posts! :)

Amber said...

Nice one! I'm really keen to do some volunteering soon. Just have to find some time!

Amber said...

Nice one! I'm really keen to do some volunteering soon. Just have to find some time!

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