Provides good experience in interacting with different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Food Pantry Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 26, 2017
I enjoyed volunteering in the Fresh Market Food Pantry. It is a fun place to volunteer and I enjoyed interacting with different cultures and people groups from the community residents to my fellow volunteers.
Great learning experience.
Sad to see so many people, including children, in long line as early as 6:00 a.m. in below freezing temperatures waiting to receive groceries.
Very comfortable environment that I really was please to be a part of the team.7
City of Chicago Public Health Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 22, 2017
I felt like this was a second home the women that lived there was treated with respect not only from the employees but also by themselves and the volunteers that we welcomed with opened arms it was a womens shelter that housed 40+ women that were opened for new ideas that were brought on a daily basis.
i love breakthrough miami. it's a wonderful nonprofit organization that helps younger kids in tough neighborhoods have a place to come during the summer. the bonds u form with the kids is one that stays witn u forever.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – September 13, 2016
A typical day at work would be signing in cleaning the house . then i would do notes on each of the kids. then the kids would get up and i would get them ready for the day. i learned alot at breakthrough i learn how to hand stressful situations . how to talk and understand BRS, DDA kids. the hardest part was watching the kids have behaviors specially with non-verbal kids.the most enjoyable part is being able to help them .
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – April 21, 2016
My experience with this company has been great helping the individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. The joy of seeing individuals with disabilities grow in positive ways is worth the amount of stress that the job can bring.
House Manager (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – March 10, 2016
scheduling and supervising staff, correcting, completely, and filing paperwork, and daily care of residents. Also, this job consisted of making and transporting individuals to activities and appointments
Volunteer Peer Counselor (Current Employee) – Hampton, VA – April 3, 2014
Volunteering at the Breakthrough Center has increased my awareness of and empathy towards other people. I enjoy and personally benefit from the relationships I have developed with the Ministry Director and the people I have met there who have come in for assistance, as well as the other volunteers.
It's only a volunteer position and it's not open every day (yet!).
Instructor/Driver (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – November 30, 2013
It was a rewarding job with great co-workers. The boss was really nice and very caring of the clients and employees. The hardest part of the job was seeing the clients as they were because it was so sad they were mentally disabilited.