I am an automation engineer who moved to Houston from Monterrey, Mexico, in September, after marrying my then-girlfriend, Erika, in July. I currently volunteer at Medical Bridges as a Sort Room Volunteer.
I found out about Medical Bridges thanks to my career coach, who set objectives for me, including volunteer work. I came across Medical Bridges online in August and have volunteered twice a week since then.
In looking for volunteer opportunities in Houston, I wanted to open the door for employment opportunities in the medical industry and thought it would be a good idea to volunteer in a medical-related organization, to expand my network of contacts.
Whether it's just a regular day, sorting new, incoming boxes or whether it's sorting a big pile of orthopedic devices, or even sorting the full bins with many different items, I like those challenges. They take my mind of the challenges of job hunting, while helping me achieve that same goal.
Beyond sorting medical supplies, I also lent my process document skills and designed a sorting instruction guide that will eventually be used in the Sort Room as a tool for new volunteers. The way I see it, it will help things go faster. That's what I do, professionally, as an automation engineer.
This world needs more people willing to volunteer. There are just not enough hands to help those in need. Just a couple of hours a week can make a big impact in your life, as well as many others.
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