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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Inc AKA RAINN
March 28, 2011

I've been a volunteer for RAINN's online hotline since October 2010. I spend about 8 hours a month helping people right from my home computer. It is an amazing experience. People have told me that I have saved their lives and have given them hope. It is an extremely powerful feeling to have a person tell you that you have radically benefited their life. RAINN's online hotline is a vital resource for those impacted rape & sexual assault. Being an online hotline volunteer is both personally rewarding and manageable for people with busy lifestyles.

The Great!

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

The people I talk to on the hotline each week tell me how much I have helped them.

Ways to make it better...

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

...have more people volunteer for the hotline so it is never understaffed and also provide online hotline services in Spanish.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

Maybe have more local meet-ups with volunteers? But really, it is a perfect volunteer opportunity!

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

I have made new friends, saved lives, and have discovered how to help and talk to trauma survivors.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

AMAZING!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I do crisis intervention, information sharing & listening/support services online. .