So we are back in rainy city. To make things worse there is new gas piping being laid on my street so it is nice and muddy. Fantastic.
I was suprised to hear that VSO have had a 40% decrease in applicants since September 11th. I would have thought that the people that they are attracting would not be too perturbed by the potential war threats across the globe. I know VSO has a policy of making sure countries and areas are safe for volunteers before sending them out there. It would not be high on my list of priorities. If you are going out to help someone you need to take that risk, you are just as likely to encounter terrorism in the UK so do you not walk out in the street. Anyway I still have ambitions to do a VSO before I am thirty. This was upped from twenty-five as I have few major setbacks getting there. Read the full story on the VSO volunteer crisis.