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Johannes M.

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Project PLASE, Inc.
December 10, 2011

I am really glad to be a part of Project PLASE, a non-profit organization with more than three decades of experience serving the most vulnerable homeless citizens.
Volunteering is an important part of Project PLASE. I am a volunteer from Germany and for me it was very important to help the homeless in the USA because in my home country we have a very good insurance system and the homeless problem is not as big as it is in the States.
It is a very good feeling to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives. For example, it feels good when a client successfully leave our transitional housing facility to live on their own.
I also enjoy the pleasant working atmosphere. For example, the staff is always there in case I have a question. Moreover the workers are so caring and we always try to find the best way for our clients.
It was a good decision for me to choose Project PLASE as the place where I want to spend my year as a volunteer and I am looking forward to what I can do to help during my year here and I am so glad to have this experience.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... seeing a wonderful permanent apartment of a former client and he was really happy.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... make a little bit more order in some things.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

Give us a car :)

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

It really helps me to improve my English skills. And I learn a lot about how to act with different people from another culture.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It makes me thinkable. I just finished school and now I am confronted with very serious issues. It makes me feel good. It is a good feeling when you can help somebody or you can make somebody smile. It makes me feel stronger because I have to deal with responsibility and it is the first time in my life that I live on my own.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & On the one hand I am working in one of our facility and I help the clients and staff as good as I can! On the other hand I assist the Intake Coordinator.