April 5, 2011 by zssedu
Some months ago I was looking for some form of job. I wasn’t thinking that I need to get a salary or be passionate about it. I became a volunteer, but it was for only one day.
Nevertheless, I began to like it. My mother works in a kindergarten and there are many children with different illnesses there. In kindergarten they have a therapy with dogs. My mum told me to go and try and I did.
The first meeting was in the foundation headquarters. There wasn’t anyone I knew there, but very quickly I got to know all the people that work for the foundation. There are people who have dogs, many who haven’t got a dog, but everybody is needed.
From this meeting I have stood a volunteer with the Zuza’s Little Dog Foundation. Three weeks before the meeting I was asked if I want to the work with children and dogs. After my first classes I was very stressed and I didn’t know what I will do. The first lesson was with a great dog named Axel, his guide and a boy who has got Asperger Syndrome. It was the first and most difficult lesson in my life. I knew nothing, but somebody gave me a dog and said what I must know. By now I have had about 20 lessons with dogs, children and many regarding the training of dogs, but today I can’t imagine what my life would look like without the foundation. All my free time I spend in the foundation and do many important things. I make leaflets about the foundation, get many lessons which expand my knowledge and everything gives me a lot of joy and fun.
I don’t get any money for this job, but I couldn’t take any money for this job. I do this to do something good for children who can’t live normally, rarely do their parents have money for treating their illness. Today I’m thinking about buying a dog, but I haven’t money, some day I will buy a dog and we (me and dog) will be great in ours job, which is so important for many people who can’t live a normal life.