Work remotely, making a direct difference in people's lives, very flexible with schedules.
I'm a student and able to work there only because I have Federal Work Study instead of having a general open pool to college students.
I worked at RAINN part-time (Less than a year)
Your schedule is flexible and you are able to work from home. Above all, you are helping people directly. Training is compensated.
The job can be stressful and require working late at night.
I have been working at RAINN full-time (More than a year)
-Options for advancement
-Close knit group
-Christmas through New Years off
-Sometimes long hours
-Occasional stressful chats
-Lots of remote jobs (can be a pro)
RAINN is a very small organization so you are really going to be involved. Most "departments" have 3 or 4 full time staff, so you will not be doing random office tasks but really involved in the success of the organization.
There's not a lot of recognition for what you do. This is common at non-profits, but no one is patting you on the back after a job well done. In addition, it is unpaid and you end up doing a lot of work that a real staff member would typically be doing.
Advice to Management
Take the possibility of paying interns - even minimum wage. There should also be more communication between interns, supervisors and other departments.
It's a very nice organization with nice people. The work there is very meaningful.
There are not enough computers for interns.
It was a very gratifying job and there was a lot of support provided by the RAINN headquarters team.
No direct or personal contact with the people working with you. Could not get recommendations or much from a business end because it was anonymous.
I have been working at RAINN part-time
Great place to work great people
Great for those looking for pt only: college students and stay at home moms
Needs better pay
No real chance of promotion
Good organization, committed to a great cause, good location, fun staff members, fun events to plan and organize with christina ricci
disorganized, whoever had the skills was responsible, no accountability, no recognition, management gives little direction, nonchalance about work environment or professionalism
I have been working at RAINN part-time (More than a year)
I love working on the online hotline because of my fellow staffers and the work being done. There are so many passionate and talented individuals working for this very important cause. Although it can be emotionally draining and a lot on top of my other job, especially because we are so short staffed, it is rewarding.
I really don't think the management at RAINN or office staff value the online hotline staff which is unfortunate because they are doing the brunt of RAINN's direct service work. The turnover on the hotline has become insane...long time staff are leaving left and right because they feel overworked, unappreciated, and undervalued. The pay is also minimal so it is the kind of thing you do part time on the side or in addition to many other jobs. I work with the most amazing people so it disappoints me to see so little investment in appreciating all the incredible work being done.
Advice to Management
I really recommend hiring a few full time staff with benefits and regular pay and supplement them with part time staff to reduce the stress of the turn over. You cannot pay rent here by working full time so it causes people to balance so many commitments and it negatively impacts the morale and the retention. I also think that investing a little more time and energy in making hotline staff feel appreciated and valued will help.
I have been working at RAINN full-time
Working for an issue that matters and knowing you are making a difference. The staff is friendly.
Not so much diversity throughout the office.
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