Student journal entry: my reflections on volunteering

The feeling after my interim class, Individual Tax Preparation, had finished and we were let out on our own to conquer tax preparation at Prepare + Prosper can be described in one word: panic.

I was absolutely freaking out over the fact that I would be handling real people’s taxes and livelihood. This wasn’t just some assignment to turn in or a test to study for. I admit I lacked confidence in the fact that I could perform, that people would actually be willing to help me, and that I could do this on my own. 

But boy was I wrong. Read more.