Operation Nightwatch Portland
February 16, 2011
I got to volunteer at Operation Nightwatch on a Thursday night this winter. I was so impressed by Cole's orientation to the program, its services, and what to do as a volunteer. Then the doors opened and BOOM! The place was filled! I was so impressed by the homey atmosphere and the camaraderie. I had a blast learning new games with the guests and talking with friends I hadn't seen in a few years. What a beautiful place for people to relax and be with friends in a safe environment. I'm thrilled that there's a place like Nightwatch in my city!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing former clients of mine come to Nightwatch. Seeing them connected and engaging with others instead of being isolated on the streets was amazing--so good for both their physical and especially mental and social health.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have it open more nights/week!
Volunteer & I spent an evening volunteering--hanging out, cleaning, playing games, conversing with guests.
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