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garrettsmith

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Review for Housing Forward, Maywood, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have voltuneered a West Suburban PADS shelter one night per month for the past 6 years, and it has been a very positive experience. for me. The PADS's homeless shelter which I have volunteer at provides emergency shelter and food to up to 25 men, women and families. Guests at the shetler are given a very high level of respect and courtsey. PADS has a caseworker at the shetler, to work with the guests to help them work toward getting permanent shelter. Volutneering at the shelter has been a very rewarding experience. The guests are extremely gratefull for the volutneer work which you perform for them. The fellow volutneers are wonderfull as well, and are very supportive and friendly. Moreover, West Suburban PADS is extremely appretiative and supportive of their volunteers

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

Volunteering my time over the past 6 years in one of PAD's overnight homeless shelters.

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

None. It is a very well run organization.

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?

Life-changing

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?

none.

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

The volutneer experience has had a strong effect on me. In continually reminds me of the important of sharing what I have with fellow people in need, and how rewarding it is to do so. I have also gained some great new friends through volutneering at PADS.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Excellent.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I helped provide emergency shelter, food, and supportive services to homeless people.