“As the International Volunteer Program Director for NPH USA, we asked Sara for a consultation on our former volunteer retreat structure. We’d been providing former volunteer retreats for 4 years, but not all of the pieces were working well, and we were at a loss for how to move forward.
Sara immediately knew what we were asking for, even when we were not able to articulate it ourselves. She so clearly understands the volunteer journey, the struggles of re-entry, the beautiful parts and the hard aspects.
She provided us with a new framework for thinking about transitions, complete with readings and poetry, retreat activities and local contacts with other programs.
I think in this field of ‘volunteer management’ it is easy to think that anyone can guide volunteers. It’s not true! It’s a skilled profession; our volunteers deserve support staff who can adequately celebrate them and accompany them through transitions. The time that we spent with Sara was incredibly valuable, and I would highly recommend her services to others who work with volunteers.”
Vicky Medley, International Volunteer Program Director, NPH USA