In the beginning, many of my friends would pity my choice to work for a non-profit organisation but the fact is that a non-profit organisation can offer fantastic opportunities for individuals who are willing to work hard to make the world a better place.
NKF has exposed me to the lives of kidney patients and what each of them has to go through, in order to stay alive. Through my interaction with kidney patients, I have learnt to treasure what I have in life; instead of complaining about what I do not have, I have started to try to make the best of what I have been given.
My work has also unlocked new experiences for me such as learning to interact with volunteers from all walks of life. The volunteers whom I have met in NKF are amazing individuals who are compassionate and committed towards kidneys patients. Our patients are just strangers to them, but the volunteers are willing to go the extra mile to support and care for them.
I strongly encourage my peers to join me in working for a non-profit organisation such as NKF because I have benefited much from my work as a Volunteer Manager. The challenges inherent in this field ensure that those working in it are constantly able to find motivation and keep working towards their goals. Simply put, knowing that we can create an impact on the health of others is something that fills me with pride and a sense of personal satisfaction. My biggest reward now is that through my work, I can influence more people to come forward and volunteer with NKF to help kidney patients who are in need.