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Bonnie L.

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Review for City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am so thankful to City Gospel Mission for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer for Whiz Kids. This is my third year at the River of Life Church and my first year as Site Coordinator. Our site feeds about 50 kids each week and then tutors them in reading. Every week I feel like a celebrity when the kids run and hug me and are glad to see me. They have so much love to give and just want to be loved in return! It is so rewarding to see the lightbulb go off in their heads when they understand a new concept. One week I had fun teaching the 3's Skip Counting song to three little boys. It took 30 minutes of constant repetition, but they finally learned it. Then one of the boys said excitedly, "I'm going to sing this for my teacher tomorrow!" And when I saw him the next week, he still knew the song! Seeing a child excited about learning thrills my soul. Whiz Kids is the highlight of my week.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Recruit more volunteers

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My experience gave me a love for inner-city children and a better understanding of the poor

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I didn't have to go out of the country to make a difference in the world, but I could start right here in Cincinnati, one person at a time, one kind deed at a time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Whiz Kids Site Coordinator at River of Life Church.