I read an email this morning from one of my blog readers - thanks for making my day!
Last month, I got an application from the National MS Society to be a peer support/telefriend volunteer. I thought about it for awhile, wanting to make sure I'd be able to devote the appropriate time to the responsibility, and finally filled in my application last night. It's in the mail to them. If accepted, I should be getting a brochure with more information soon, and then starting training next month. This should be easier than the last telephone volunteer job I had, which was for a crisis line. It's scary picking up the phone wondering if the person on the other end may be suicidal. I think I'll be able to handle this more easily.