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Stephanie Hamersley

Columbus, OH, 43240
Member since 01/09/2017
COMMUNITY:
Besa Community

Community Impact

$744

Hours Volunteered

28

My 2020 Volunteer
Hours Goal

0 / 20
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
The A&F Challenge: Swag Tent 09-06-2019 The A&F Challenge: Swag Tent 3.5 $77
Diaper Distribution for Local Pantries 10-10-2018 Diaper Distribution for Local Pantries 1.5 $33
Bake Cookies for Families 09-25-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 2.0 $54
Diaper Distribution for Local Pantries 09-12-2018 Diaper Distribution for Local Pantries 1.5 $33
Bake Cookies for Families 07-31-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $43
Bake Cookies for Families 06-26-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $43
Hop to it and Socialize with Rescued Bunnies! 06-03-2018 Hop to it and Socialize with Rescued Bunnies! 1.0 $22
Bake Cookies for Families 05-29-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $43
Bake Cookies for Families 05-08-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $43
Bake Cookies for Families 04-10-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $43

Ratings & Reviews


Besa Community

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 10, 2019

A+F Challenge

Hello! First off I love the A+F challenge and I love Besa! :) This is SUCH a great cause and so happy to be apart of it this year from a volunteer standpoint. In hindsight I would say this was run very poorly, know that this isn't the first time this challenge was run you would think this operation would be down to a science, and you would have thought it was the first year this was happening. I was apart of the tshirt swag that was handed out to guests. When we got there there was no run down on anything, we had to scramble to come up with a system. In addition to that our leader had no clue what was going on or willing to find out, I didn't know how to respond to questions being asked, we didn't even get a map or tour on where things were so we couldn't guide guests to different locations, we were asked if they could buy shirts, and then an hour later were told to direct them to the campus store, then the campus store was directing us here. The scanners did not work the best, and most people came up as "already picked up shirt" so we had to honor their request. I did not stop for 4 straight hours, I mean non stop, didn't take a bathroom break, had to ask even for a bottle of water. It was a scramble. They had too many colors to chose from, so guests were swapping out sizes and colors, then there wasn't colors offered in the kids shirts, so then the kids were upset that the couldn't chose a color. Our leader was no where to be found, or would 'check" in and was drinking non stop or eating the entire time. There was another Besa leader and it was basically her way or the highway, and then pulling people out to help at another station when we finally had our system down. It was just frustrating b/c volunteering should be fun and with a group of people who you want to be around and lifting each other up, not fighting over a process or being bossed around and told what to do or where to go. I know it was a highly stressed environment so we made the best of it. The best guy was the guy who ran the computers and scanners from A+F as he seemed to have the most guidance and direction and was very nice. If our shirts say STAFF then guests expect us to be able to answer questions, and we could not, not making a good impression on an event, and if I paid that much money for a ticket I would have wanted a better experience, so I felt bad :(

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