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Madison Polley

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services


Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Youth Programs

Company/Organization: Ronald McDonald House
Company/Organization website: https://rmhdesmoines.org/
Destination: Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
-Writing Thank You's and administration of guest key cards, check-in, and checkouts -Guest tours and volunteer help -Maintaining the house and upkeep -Interacting with guests and leaving a long-lasting positive impression

I accomplished...
Being a part of sweet surprises with my co-worker, Beth and being able to interact with all different populations.

I learned...
Being able to make someone's day by helping provide a meal or just basic needs is a great feeling. Just feeling like you made someone's day by listening to their story.

Advice for others...
Work all different shifts (morning, evening, weekend) to get a feel what the job looks like different times of the day because it might be very different from a morning shift to an evening shift.

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