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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Iam not working on sick benefit at the moment till I have had my op in july
I cont wait to have it out

I want to work but I dont what to do. I want to work with horses or people with illness or kids I worked In a nursery and with horses

Undesided what to do

Any ideas

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  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,426 Part of The Furniture
    Hey Heather

    It sounds like you have some idea of what you want to, and your interests.

    Do you have anybody you can talk to about next steps, like a local drop in centre for young people that has a careers person you could talk to?

    Also if you have experience in the areas that will also help you get the job.

    I think chatting to somebody is probs your best bet, and getting all your options.

    Keep us posted
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks :) will do
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i thought about it i want to have a change but dont know what some new to larn ive not done before
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have you considered an apprenticeship?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Firstly you need to look after yourself - you're off sick and you've been told you can't work because of your ill health so doing anything now would be a bad idea. But volunteering somewhere - charity shop, local city farm, dog shelter etc might be good fun as well as keeping you active but it doesn't give you the issues if you're too unwell to go in one day that you might have if you were working.
  • PGreenPGreen Moderator Posts: 175 Settling in
    Hiya :wave:
    If you are interested in volunteering it might be useful to take a look at our volunteering section on TheSite if you haven't done so already. Lots of great tips and ideas on where to look for volunteering roles. The skills you learn from volunteering can be so valuable and a great addition to your CV :) Maybe you could ask your local stable/riding school if they have any opportunities to volunteer and help out.

    But as Miss_Riot says if you have been signed of work sick it's important that you take care of yourself and don't take on too much!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    Firstly you need to look after yourself - you're off sick and you've been told you can't work because of your ill health so doing anything now would be a bad idea.

    This. I think volunteering is a great idea, as long as you're body can physically and mentally cope with it.

    Have you thought about starting a project or something, with you would be able to do in your own time, without risking any health setbacks? For example 100happydays - through this you can do the things you already enjoy and consider different things whilst documenting it at the same time :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Guys my word thanks so much for u replys sounds great ideas to look at.

    I desided to do volunteering when I go collage. On the days iam of but dont know what tho its bugging me;).

    P s. I know thos nothing to do with it but I got a feary hamster asleep on me ;) helping me

    Is there just on website to do with it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://www.do-it.org.uk is pretty good for volunteering opportunities
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