Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project


Cherise Silvan

Today was the first day back at Real Change for 2 weeks and it was really nice to be back. I was sad I was not able to make it both weeks prior to this date but today was a fun day back volunteering. I definitely missed the conversations I got to have with the vendors. Looking forward to next week and the following week!

Gave 4.50 hours on 02/24/2020 with 2020 Winter Quarter Service-Learning
Cherise Silvan

Today was the first Tuesday shift that I worked. I had a blast on my first Tuesday. The members were so patient with me which I appreciated so much since I was still learning the system. I made a few mistakes on the sales desk but I learned from them. I also got to chat with a member about how he is going out of town this weekend and it was fun to have a conversation and learn more about him. He was so friendly and definitely was the highlight of my shift!

Gave 4.00 hours on 02/04/2020 with 2020 Winter Quarter Service-Learning
Cherise Silvan

Today I got to run the sales desk by myself with the supervision of the already trained volunteer. I felt that I really got the grasp of how things operate at Real Change. I also experienced my first really busy day. We got 7 or 8 new vendors which was crazy but also awesome! I really enjoyed finishing my training and am ready to start working on Tuesday mornings.

Gave 4.00 hours on 01/31/2020 with 2020 Winter Quarter Service-Learning
Cherise Silvan

Learned how to work the sales desk for the vendor program. I really enjoyed chatting with the community members and I felt like I grasped the concept very fast.

Gave 3.50 hours on 01/24/2020 with 2020 Winter Quarter Service-Learning