Krista and I know that we want the focus of our video to be what both organizations do to help low-income young adults in the Puget Sound area, and what each organization can learn from the other about volunteer recruitment, appreciation, etc. However, as I reflected more and more on the work that Seattle Works does, and after my one-on-one with Leezel, I found myself wondering about the long-term impacts and goals of both Seattle Works and Year Up Puget Sound. I am extremely curious to compare and contrast the impact/lack of impact short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities create, the demographics of the volunteers for each organization, and how both organizations foster continued volunteer community engagement after their programs/opportunities are over.
I look forward to getting my questions of ethical volunteerism in these two organizations answered. I can visualize the positive impact this project will have on Seattle Works, Year Up Puget Sound, and most importantly, the Seattle community. I am determined to make it happen. I will do whatever I can do leave a legacy of partnership and collaboration between Seattle Works and Year Up Puget Sound.