Rebecca’s* Successful Completion of Community Service
Rebecca had over 100 hours of court-mandated community service to complete through OAR’s Community Service Program. Having trouble finding out how to balance her community service hours with her work schedule, Rebecca came in to meet with an OAR Case Manager to figure out how she could best organize her time to complete all of her hours by her deadline. Rebecca had very minimal experience volunteering before, but after her first meeting with her Case Manager, she stated she was excited about the opportunity to work with different nonprofits in the area.
Over the next few months, Rebecca volunteered regularly at two different local nonprofits and also helped out at OAR events to complete her hours. She was always a huge help and a bright light of energy wherever she went to volunteer. One of Rebecca’s site supervisors even emailed her OAR Case Manager to tell her wonderful it was to have Rebecca volunteer with them. Her site supervisor stated, “Rebecca’s time has been a valuable piece of the work we are doing to build communities that include people of all abilities and we thank her for all of her help and support.” Rebecca successfully completed all of her hours and closed out her case. She had such a wonderful experience working with the OAR Team and the organizations she volunteered for, that she told her Case Manager she is going to continue to find more ways to volunteer in her community in her own time.
*Name changed to protect privacy of the participant. To learn more about OAR’s Ethical Storytelling Philosophy, click here.*