Volunteer Work (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – December 21, 2013
Pros: i'm able to get volunteering hours
Cons: that they cant hire you to work for them
I feel that volunteering at Habitat for humanity is for a good cause because of what they provide to those who are less fortunate. Since I work at the Retail Re-Store I am able to provide customer assistance, help out the manager, and provide a positive work environment. During my time here stocking the shelves and pricing products are part of a typical – more... day. I enjoy working with my co-workers because they help you to get the job done and are also good people. – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), The Dalles, OR – December 16, 2013
Pros: making new friends
At the job I helped Tim the manager re-stalk shelves and help the costumers find what they needed. I had a lot of fun learning things about different tool and appliances, the people I worked with were very kind and helpful when i didn't know what to do.
Keyed-Manager (Former Employee), East Peoria, IL – December 15, 2013
Under new Directorship, Making many changes to meet new E.D. desires. Many new hires are short term, however, employees are not told that upon hiring... Once all new changes are made and new policies are written and in effect this should be a good source of employment; but not until changes are written to become policy.
customer service (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – December 5, 2013
Pros: learned how to fix houses up for low prices
Cons: i was volunteering and wasnt being paid
The day begins with learning what your duties of the day are after finding that out you start helping customers until its time for a pickup or collect donations from customers cars. help customers find prices.
Bookkeeper/Family Support Coordinator (Former Employee), Beaumont, TX – December 1, 2013
Pros: community interaction
Cons: director that didn't seem to care about clients.
typical day consisted of bookkeeping & general clerical duties. Collections, interacting with clients, problem solving. Direct supervisor was great. Really cared about clients. Co-workers were great. Hardest part of job was working with director. She seemed to have lost the vision of the organization. Most enjoyable was giving back to community and – more... client interaction. – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), Olympia, WA – November 14, 2013
Pros: level headed co-workers.
Cons: short breaks, no structure
This was not a good place to volunteer at. We would sweep constantly throughout the day. Leaving near nobody to help customers. Those who were left stayed behind the cash register at all times. The manager was rarely seen working. The co-workers were the only people who seemed active constantly. The hardest part of the job was re-organizing items weighing – more... over 100lbs almost everyday. – less
Part-time Volunteer (Former Employee), Hartsville, SC – November 11, 2013
Stocking and processsing, learned how to move quickly but carefully, i trained new volunteers, co-workers were very friendly, hardest part was lifting alot of heav supplie from trucks, most enjoable is when we hve little dinners cooked for lunch.
Non-Profit, geared toward community building for the betterment of society.
Intern (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CA – November 6, 2013
Pros: people centered work, benefitting the community.
Cons: never enough volunteers.
There was never a typical day at work. It was always changing. Some days I did office work, other days I would help out members from the community to create a home for them. Some days I would help put on events, volunteer recruitment, or even talk to sponsors. I learned people skills, networking, managing, communication, and how to compromise. The managerial – more... style was fantastic, no one was treated less that anyone else. If a job had to be done, it wouldn't be passed down for someone else to get their hands dirty, it was a team effort. The hardest part of the job was seeing people from the communities suffering, losing their home to a disaster or from financial stress. The best part of the job was helping those same people and giving them a hand up rather than a hand out. – less