Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Inc AKA RAINN
March 28, 2011
I had been doing volunteer work on the board of a nonprofit, and when I left, I decided I wanted to do more direct-service work. I also thought that I wanted to do some sort of online volunteer service. And, I had long wanted to help victims of sexual assault. I found RAINN through a Google search, and I knew immediately that it was the perfect fit for me. The training was superb, the people are phenomenal, and the Online Hotline is truly brilliant - they have thought of everything. I think the Online Hotline is one of the most innovative resources, and I especially love that they have partnered with the Department of Defense to make it available to service women and men. Serving as a volunteer on the Online Hotline is the most rewarding experience of my life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Every time a victim who visits the Hotline thanks me and tells me that they feel so much better, and in spreading the word to my friends and family about how wonderful RAINN is.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Advertise more - I feel like everyone should know what RAINN is, like everyone knows NOW, the ACLU and the NAACP.
Volunteer & I have worked as a volunteer on the Online Hotline 8 hours a month for over a year.