Originally Posted on May 15, 2010
This is a RANT not related to autism but to volunteering. After 11 years of the fire department (both Rockville and Burke VFD) I NEVER not once though “Hey what do I get for doing this?” After 6 years of working on the POAC-NoVA Board for usually at least 10 and up to 55 hours a week I have not stopped to wonder “What am I going to get for doing this?” I deleted the rest of this rant because it stressed me. Enough said that if you do not want to do something for your community then don’t and leave the work for those of us who believe it is a privilege to serve our community without some kind of reward or career change and finish what we start. Hearty thanks to those who actually do volunteer in the spirit of giving. You are many and you are prized.