The office I worked for consisted of no more than 10 people at a time, but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in dedication.
Each day, we would spend hours calling people for support, entering information into databases or organizing campaign materials, with only 30 minutes of break time. Our leader didn't have to watch over us seeing if we were doing our job, he did his own assignments and
let us work by ourselves.
Our group wasn't as active as I had hoped. Other campaign teams I had worked for would spend time outside the office participating at rallies, putting signs out on the roads, outreach at shopping centers, etc; whereas this one worked entirely at the office.
However, each member showed incredible dedication to their jobs.
Dedicated co workers, on the job training, supplies provided for us
We didn't work in activities outside the office such as political rallies, raising support in malls, etc.
This is a workplace that has a goal of integrity in which all employees work towards vigorously. This is not a 'do it yourself' type of job. It is more 'all hands on deck' and will leave you feeling like you are a part of something important.
I was an Intern at this company. I did not really do much except for filing gym membership forms. From what I saw about their work environment, is that it was very relaxed and everybody seem to get along with each other.
As an intern in provides a good mixture of elements you will see in the job field. There will be troubleshooting of numerous different types of systems, some scripting, customer service, and many other things.
I enjoyed working with the staff. The activities for the children were fun to put together. There were plenty of opportunities to be creative. I especially enjoyed assisting with developing programs for the community.
Opportunity to learn
The center was a little chilly due to the fact that buildings heating mechanism was old.
Everyday is a new day to meet new faces. You start off discussing the plan together as a team and then lead them to their scheduled activities. With each group you experience something new or meet a local who is willing to guide you on an adventure around Illinois. The hardest part of the job had to be working more than 10 hours if there is not enough staff members. The most enjoyable part of this internship was that I got to meet a lot of different people who enjoyed my company as well as be a role model for the kids of our future.
Home and food is covered. You stay at their cabin house.
By interning at the Warren County YMCA, I have experienced many great opportunities. I have been able to do a lot of hands on experiences. I work with special olympics, youth, and the older generation. I also help with desk and computer work.
The workplace culture is very positive each day. People come in motivated to help members outs daily. The most enjoyable part of the job for me is helping out members plan a perfect workout that fits them.
it was an unpaid internship, helped with an after school program for troubled youth. sometimes it was difficult but was able to manage work, maintaining a social life, and full time college classes. important work done for the betterment of the lives of those i worked with.
Most of the time my assignment was to file papers and organize them inside the cabinents in their filing closet, my bosses didn't think I was capable of anything else although they were quite happy with my ability to file, they still gave me rather negative performance reviews although I was pretty good at the only thing they wanted me to do. They didn't see the irony in giving someone a job that doesn't involve talking to people then taking that as a sign that they don't have the social skills to talk to people and give tours.
But aside from my horrible experience with management, the coworkers were fine, the place was clean, poorly run in my department but functional elsewhere.
I got to meet new people every day and I learned new skills to help me along the way. I also enjoyed working with the kids and the staff at the YMCA. I also was the receptionist and helped the trainers in their classes.