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Review for Youth Challenge, Westlake, OH, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

At one point YC was my life. I lived for it. Youth Challenge gave me the opportunity to do so many different things and meet a ton of really neat people. I would HIGHLY recommend this program for any participant. I would even go to recommend it for volunteers- with a fair warning. DO NOT GET TOO INVOLVED (which can be hard to do when you're having fun and making friends left and right). YC will break your heart after it steals your soul. YC will pick out those volunteers that go FAR above and beyond what needs to be done and make false [job] promises and suck you for everything (time, money, ideas, anything). I know this is a pattern. I was one of these volunteers(at my peak I went to nearly every program- lots of the younger volunteers thought I was staff, I was top volunteer for years), I know for a fact it happened to volunteers before and after me. I am not bitter- I just hate knowing that volunteers are being put in this situation. Once again GREAT organization- but be careful as a volunteer... :(

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The participants, other volunteers, and some of the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most of them are AMAZING, caring individuals.

Ways to make it better...

I wasn't used like a paper towel. I now only go to a few program a year to make an appearance for some of my friends that want to/ still go to programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Former Volunteer & I mainly helped children with disablities do different activities, I also helped with office tasks such as bulk mailings, phone call reminders, etc as well as volunteer training.