My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Convoy of Hope, Springfield, MO, USA
I volunteered with the Convoy of Hope Summer Internship program a few years ago and had a great experience. I learned about the impact of service and how to think critically about a plan to serve. Some programs are about giving handouts. Convoy taught me about sustainability and empowerment. They were also intentional about identifying what the community perceived as a need (not just what outsiders think is needed). Convoy worked directly with local churches to connect people, instead of providing a one-time need.
I was personally challenged to grow as a person of faith, to be active in the community, and to give strategically. I will never forget seeing 3rd world poverty firsthand, and my internship with Convoy of Hope gave me this opportunity. Although it's been over 4 years, I still think of my Summer with Convoy often and how it changed me. I currently work in a community agency to combat poverty, in part as a result of this opportunity to serve!