University Settlement, Inc.
April 26, 2011
I have been volunteering at University Settlement for about 5 months now and I can honestly say that this has been one of the best experiences. There are many great people here who enteract and actually care about you. Even though I do not work here I still feel like I am apart of the Settlement family. When I look at the children in the after school program they always seem to be smiling and enjoying themselves. The food pantry is operated diligently and the kitchen has some of the best staff you could ask for. There is also a senior program that truly cares for their seniors. They pick them up and take them back home while ensuring that they had a great time at University. I also have the opportunity to meet different people from the neighborhood. This is truly a great experience.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
This volunteering experience has helped improve my people skills. By this I mean I leaned how to enteract with different kinds of people. Coming here I initially had to do community service for the courts. When that was done, I still found myself coming up here every week to volunteer. I actually found that I had a passion for helping people even without the profit, and University Settlement was the place that helped me see that.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only thing that I would do to make change to this organization is to bring more people up here to volunteer and get the experience that I got. Other than that, I don't see anything that could be done to improve the experience that I had.
Volunteer & I volunteered in the kitchen and food pantry.