Pros: free lunch, working with at risk youth, and being able to share my life to touch someone else's
Cons: working for a non-profit is kind of hard as far as salaries and pay compansation.
A typical day working as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Union Rescue Mission started at 7:30 am with greeting all homeless clients sitting around my office front door. I then would go get daily volunteer sign in sheets and log in all volunteer and court committed volunteer hrs. I gave historical tours to different organizations ,donors, law enforcement, – more... and just random people that wanted to know about the mission and what we did. Every other Saturday I would give New Volunteer Orientations and tours. I also Helped coordinate special holiday events and monitored all monetary and hygiene donations. Working at the Union rescue Mission was a great experience for me, especially when I got to help people get into one of many programs we had available especially our drug and alcohol program. It was nice to see some come in broken and desperate and a year later see the leave clean and healthy and go home to be productive people. I had the best team and was really close to my co-workers – less