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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Inc AKA RAINN
March 29, 2011

Working with RAINN on the online hotline is the most rewarding volunteer experience I've ever had.

I've worked with several non-profits over the past few years and RAINN is the only one that I have not become somehow disenchanted with. I truly believe that they are doing all that they can to provide the best services to the people they serve, and I feel that my work is appreciated and valued by the organization.

The online hotline is a brilliant service: I encounter so many people who don't have access to a phone, or are more comfortable typing than talking. The work can be challenging, but at the end of every session I know that I've helped someone get a little closer to getting their life back on track, a little closer to healing from incredible trauma. I'm grateful that RAINN has given me the opportunity to make such a difference in people's lives.

The Great!

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

hearing the people we serve tell me how it has helped them.

Ways to make it better...

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

have more paid positions so I could come work for them!

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

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

I've gained skills and knowledge that I've utilized in the rest of my life. I am better able to support the people in my life who have come to me with problems, and I'm currently in training to volunteer locally as a hospital advocate.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I actually made a difference.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Provide support to survivors and loved ones on the online crisis hotline.