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2nd Shifter

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Review for BEDS, Inc., LaGrange, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered to work at one of the shelter sites this year, for the 2nd shift, which runs from 11pm to 3am. I didn't know what to expect and was a little nervous on my first night. But the experience was really a remarkable and simple one for me. I bonded closely with my fellow volunteer working late night with me, and looked forward to seeing him each month. The homeless clients were usually asleep the whole time we were there, so the work was "easy" - but when I would check the bathrooms and walk around the sleeping areas making sure everyone was sleeping well and safe in their area, I felt like my job was important. I know that BEDS has to organize hundreds of volunteers for these roles each month, and I am amazed at how smoothly and effectively the organization pulls it off. I'm also a BEDS donor now as well, confident and aware of how they spend my money. Thanks BEDS staff and other volunteers for providing this safe haven for the poor and homeless in our village! I will definitely volunteer again next year!

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?

A lot

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?

I don't know...

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

I made new friends and felt more connected to my community.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Peaceful and useful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I worked the night shift in the homeless shelter.