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Review for Operation Nightwatch Portland, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Nightwatch faithfully meets the needs of the lonely and needy to associate in a generally accepting environment. My experience within the 20+ years has seen related improvements in various clients from its sensitive approach.
Operation Nightwatch volunteers attempt to reach an understanding of both all clients and individual client’s needs to find acceptance. Operation Nightwatch has developed outstanding sensitivity traits of its volunteers and leadership over the life of Operation Nightwatch, through capitalizing on talents to develop better approaches, as these were determined.
In some cases, incisive interest in various individuals has led to some of these men and women to send an emissary from their deathbed thanking the volunteers for making their lives tolerable.
Some clients from learning they were ok but maybe with major life changes could improve their lives on this earth, and have made those choices and returned thanking various volunteers.
Some clients have asked for spiritual assistance which has been available, and because of the ecumenical approach, volunteers approached the issue with a degree of sensitivity knowing another’s way to God, might not tie to their own, but another volunteer or agency could help.
This organization has been successful meeting its goals through sensitivity to its clients and hard work, and though it does not itemize changes in clients, those changes occur, and though it does not itemize the success of treating each person as Gods own, those successes are there as well.

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

having clients, or nurses of clients, return and thank me for our efforts either by the client, or because the client while in hospice care requested it.

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

determine a way of explaining why acceptance is important to personal development so the average person could understand this need is important to the way of a person to relate to God.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


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?


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

yes, I listen a little more actively, and attempt to understand the interplay of different cultures in our own development.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

challenged, and sometimes a little useful

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & assisted people appearing disruptive to learn to fit within a disruptive environment.