Passionate Perusal: The Nonprofit Approach Week 5

Winter break (or summer) is a great time to get some hands on experience with nonprofits. Find an organization whose mission aligns with your interests and volunteer some of your break to get involved.

I have spent a week of all of my winter breaks volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief and in the process found a passion of mine that I didn’t know existed. Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief provides relief to victims of natural disasters in two phases: cleanup and rebuild. I have participated in both phases and learned that I loved doing the work and now one of my career goals is to work for a disaster relief agency. I was also able to observe the way that Samaritan’s Purse operates and I was extremely impressed with the professional way that they run on a day to day basis. This experience also influenced what I want to do upon graduating. I am currently in the interview process for a Global Intern position with Samaritan’s Purse to serve at one of their international field sites for the summer.  Fingers crossed!!

Interested in Samaritan’s Purse? Check out their website!

By Melissa Johnson
Melissa Johnson