One of my favorite moments from this past quarter was getting a family mentor involved in writing an article for the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) webpage/newsletter. She told us the amazing story of her relationship with her family and the family’s successes since coming to the United States. When asked to write for the webpage, she jumped at the opportunity to get to tell her story and loved the idea of writing a first-hand narrative of her volunteer experiences at the IRC. She said in an email to me “I’m excited as well at the prospect of playing a small role in perhaps convincing more people to volunteer as a Family Mentor.” It has been really great to see volunteers take ownership and pride in their volunteer experiences. When they do, it inspires others to volunteer as well because the best volunteer recruiting tool is passionate volunteers who want those they know to have the same great experience.
View the article on IRC’s website: http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-seattle-wa/look-our-family-mentorship-program-just-another-ordinary-day.