To me, volunteering for the hotline is about connecting with people on a very human level – no matter where a visitor lives or what their background may be, I can provide compassion and support. So often when I interact with visitors, I feel humbled and inspired by their courage and resilience. I also love volunteering for an organization that is so compassionate, not only in terms of the resources for visitors, but also because I feel truly valued and supported as a volunteer. My overall experience has been challenging and rewarding, and I look forward to continuing to work with RAINN for a long time.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
through the gratitude from the hotline visitors.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
(with greater funding), increase the hotline's impact by training more volunteers and expanding to include a Spanish-language hotline.
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?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes - the volunteer experience has taught me several new skills in terms of listening and supporting victims of sexual assault and their families, and liaising with supervisors. It has also allowed me to connect with others who are passionate about helping survivors of sexual violence.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
This experience has been (and continues to be) incredibly challenging and rewarding.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?