Melanie, good for you. And I’m sure it will work out just fine. And, it doesn’t matter who the person is, their skin colour, how short or tall, large of small, or how many fingers of toes they have; you will encounter mean spirited people along the way. I have given up on trying to label anyone past the identifier (name) they wish to be known as, otherwise I feel I will slip into the same boat they are when they refer to transgender people in a derogatory manner.
And working for a charity must do wonders for you. Giving back to others is never a bad thing. Giving back be it your time or treasure is something everyone should do more of. If you wish, message me with some info on your charity and I’ll see if it is something we could list in our Local Places directory.