February 27, 2018
For Charlotte Blackwell, financial success isn’t as important as fulfillment through helping others.
That’s why the mother of three, ages 11 to 17, chose not to go back to her job as a pediatric nurse when her third, and final, child started school about nine years ago.
Instead, she began volunteering at her children’s schools in a variety of positions, including in the resource room and even as a lunch supervisor.
Her love of working with the kids motivated Blackwell to change careers, and she became a special needs assistant – helping kids with physical and mental disabilities reach their highest potential – in local middle schools.
Today, Blackwell is taking a break from that career to volunteer her time once again.
She is currently on Volunteer Airdrie’s board of directors and enjoys many opportunities to give back to the community, in which she has lived with her family for the past decade.
“I like helping other people and feeling like I make a difference,” says Blackwell. “It’s not about the money, it’s about being happy.”
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