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Review for Alliance for Childrens Rights, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The first thing you notice when you walk into the Alliance for Children's Rights is how welcoming and appreciative the staff is. The next thing you notice is how dedicated the Alliance is to helping their clients, under-priviledged youth in Los Angeles County.

If you are looking for a place where you can help others, the Alliance is the place to be. From my experience and many others, you are helping clients from day one! You actually work with clients through phone calls and interviews and sometimes going to court (different departments of the Alliance do different things). This isn't a place where they just hand you busy work with no idea how it is helping. This is a place where you feel like you are making a difference in someone's life.

I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful the people are who work at the Alliance. They have different waves of new volunteers every few months and the staff have to train new volunteers often. You would think someone would get tired of training new people so often, but the Alliance staff never show it. They truly value the work volunteers provide for them.

In addition to being friendly, the Alliance is organized and efficient. They have an area for volunteers to use computers and phones. They have questionnaires and information packets explaining every detail. It may seem overwhelming at first but it does not take long to get into the swing of things. In addition, there is always someone at the Alliance you can turn to for help.

If you are looking for a place to volunteer where you feel like you are actually helping someone, the Alliance for Children's Rights is the place to go.

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

When I first volunteered for the Alliance, I helped a family adopt a child through the Foster Care system. I filled out all of the paperwork and went to court with the family and presented the adoption agreement to the judge. I do not even have a law degree, but I was able to bring a little girl into a permanent home with a family who cared and loved her, with the help of the Alliance.

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

I agree with the other comment. I wish more people new about the amazing work the Alliance for Children's Rights does.

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?

I cannot think of anything. In my case, I have volunteered with the Alliance for quite some time and when I asked for more responsibility they gave it to me. I feel that if there is something you think needs improvement, the Alliance listens and evaluates and makes changes if necessary. As I said before, they are very organized and efficient.

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

i begin law school in the fall and i feel that volunteering at the Alliance for Children's Rights has led me towards a path of helping others. I have made a few friends at the Alliance that I know I will keep in touch with for years to come.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Amazing!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I help children in the foster care system obtain monetary benefits. Many of the children the Alliance helps have medical or mental issues. I help make sure that these children get the right specialized care rates they deserve.