I recently began a volunteer role as a ‘University Angel’. This role essential allows me to keep people safe on the university campus whilst they enjoy themselves at our club. As this project is extremely new I was particularly dubious as to how successful it may be.
I arrived an hour early for my shift in order to properly debrief and understand what we would realistically do throughout the night. At this point, I took tentative steps into the ‘base’ area as I filled with excitement, nerves and anticipation and saw a couple of other people seeming to be as conflicted as myself.
My issue is that I have a hero complex, meaning that I take it upon myself to try and save the world which isn’t just highly impractical but also impossible unfortunately. Walking around that campus with my like-minded buddy was probably one of the most rewarding things I have ever done and I hope to be a part of the expansion of such a vital service for our students.
If given the opportunity to do something like this, I would wholeheartedly recommend you pursue it – both rewarding and extremely positive.