My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Exhale An After-Abortion Counseling Talkline, Oakland, CA, USA
I have been involved with a variety of nonprofits in the past few years Exhale is one of the best out there. I have been a volunteer on the after-abortion talkline for a little over a year now and I am constantly impressed with Exhale as an organization and a community. The staff are professional, supportive, and passionate about the work they do. As a volunteer, I received exceptional training and continued to get a lot of support during my time volunteering on the talkline. I am so impressed with how organized and professional Exhale is! They have renewed my faith that it is possible to do important work, change the world, and still be a well run organization.
The training is about 60 hours, but the trainings are fun and interactive- they were often the highlight of my week! I nick-named it "how to be a good person training" because the skills I learned in the Exhale training have carried over to every part of my life. Plus, Danielle and Maggie (the Exhale staff members who volunteers interact with the most) are two the the most amazing, compassionate, and supportive people I have ever had the chance to work with.
After completing the training, talkline volunteers are expected to make a year-long commitment to take 8 talkline shifts per month. It is definitely a significant time commitment, but has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel like I am truly connecting with and helping another person with each counseling call that I take. Exhale is an incredible organization that is truly making the world a better place and I have had nothing but positive experiences volunteering with them.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Nothing, it is incredible!
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