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July 6, 2011

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July 6, 2011

Volunteering at the DFI has just been an amazing experience. Although being in medical school doesn't allow much time to do any extra-curricular activities, every chance I get to participate, I do! After working with Roberta and Dr. Sokol with medical assistance applications, helping manage health fairs, attending public education meetings, and creating flyers for various fundraising events, I have learned a great deal as well as made many new friends.
The staff at the DFI is amazing- very friendly, very outgoing and very understanding. Even if volunteering two days a week is all you can do, they are willing to take your help!
The experiences I have gained volunteering at the DFI has changed my perspective in the field of medicine I want to partake in. I am leaning toward endocrinology and diabetology as my line of profession. Thanks, DFI !

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I was there for the first annual Run the Palisades-5K run and this year was their 3rd. They are truly working hard to make it enjoyable for everyone but at the same time help improve lives of diabetics who cannot afford their medications.

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I don't think I would change anything in this organization. I've seen them improve in the past and they still keep improving each day!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

Volunteering at the Diabetes Foundation has been a very fullfilling experience. I am a student, as well as work full time leaving me with not so much time to help out. Everyone at the Diabetes Foundation, however, were very welcoming to me working easily around my schedule. From the beginning they have been very appreciative of my help and always make me feel comfortable to ask questions, etc. My mother has had Type 1 Diabetes for over 30 years and the Diabetes Foundation, knowing that, has also allowed me to use any resources I would find helpful for my mother. The organization is very helpful to people with Diabetes, allowing them to get short term medicine and care and also helping them get on a long term plan for their diabetes care. Volunteering for them makes me feel like I'm making a difference and their healthy atmosphere is even more comforting.

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helping others. They constantly help people who have diabetes as well as conduct health fairs for diabetes awareness which is extremely important as well.

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I wouldn't really change anything. I feel that the organization runs smoothly and is successful at their goals.

June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

The Diabetes Foundation is truly a worthy non-profit organization. They do so much for diabetics in the community. As a volunteer, I experienced first hand how under/uninsured diabetics who have nowhere else to turn to get vital medications and supplies for free.
It struck me how much they
really care for their cause of helping these people as quickly as possible and to also educate everyone about this terrible disease - how to live with it and how to prevent it.
It is a GREAT environment to volunteer in. They really appreciate and treat volunteers great. They also do everything they can to make sure you have work that you are interested in and can also learn from. I would highly recommend this for college students looking for interneships - especially if this is remotely in your field, you will take a way a lot.

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volunteering through many different aspects

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more resources for this organization - human and financial. The amazing work and good they are doing can be multiplied if they had more resources

June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

I've been volunteering for the Diabetes Foundation for ten months. I am continually impressed with the organization's passion and generosity. I am particularly fond of how the foundation focuses on helping diabetics in need as quickly and efficiently as possible. The staff communicates with local health care representatives, social workers, community leaders and the like on a daily basis. Donations are allocated to medical assistance and education directly within our communities.

The Diabetes Foundation cares about its volunteers just as much as its cause. The staff respects the volunteers, trains them well, and allows them to work independently and creatively. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with this organization and I look forward to many more opportunities to raise awareness and funding for diabetes together.

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I've witnessed numerous diabetics receive medication and diabetes supplies that they couldn't afford during the ten months that I've volunteered. I've also distributed literature at health fairs to community residents that didn't know much about diabetes and may be at risk. I've also attended several free public education meetings where residents heard lectures by health care professionals and learned important information on diabetes-related topics.

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The staff and goals of the organization are fantastic. More funding and volunteers would always be helpful!

June 24, 2011

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June 24, 2011

I started volunteering with DFI a couple months ago and I am amazed by all the work they do. Everyone in the office is very passionate about helping people with diabetes. They dedicate a lot of time to organize educational programs and health fairs for the community.

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Their services are very helpful to the uninsured and underinsured population

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I would increase funding and resources so they can serve a greater amount of people

June 24, 2011

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June 24, 2011

I am a volunteer for The Diabetes Foundation and I'm so impressed how kind and caring the people who both run the foundation and volunteer for it are. Everybody everybody works until the job is done. Whether it be setting up a fund raiser, mailings, following up with patients and care takers, or getting the word out about our foundation to help as many people as possible and in order to raise money to continue helping people. This is an excellent nonprofit organization!

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I've seen how much they mean to people who are uninsured and under insured. Without the services and supplies they provide these people would be extremely ill.

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There's nothing I would change. This foundation runs like a well oiled machine. Everybody knows their responsibilities and fulfills each one.

June 24, 2011

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June 24, 2011

I have been volunteering with DFI for nearly a year. They are wonderful at supporting people with diabetes. They are very caring and helpful, and will go above and beyound to help the patients. It's impressive to see the amount of time and energy they dedicate to organizing health fairs and fundraisings.
The work environment is very friendly, at the same time professional. They are respectful and appreciative of the work we do. I'm happy to be a small part of this organization.

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This organization made me understand the value of helping others and giving back to the community.

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I hope the foundation could get more donations, to be able help more diabetic patients.

June 23, 2011

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June 23, 2011

I applied to volunteer for this company for the purpose of giving back to the community in a non profitable way, but I did not expect to get so much back from them in return. I have received many intangibles that I greatly appreciate, such as friendship from fellow volunteers both in the organization and outside during health fairs. I enjoy being able to see curiosity and enthusiasm in the faces of the local communities when explaining what the Diabetes Foundation offers them. Unfortunately, due to the scheduling of my classes and summer rotations, I am limited to the amount of volunteering I am able to offer. However, I feel that the amount that I do, benefits the public significantly. I am very appreciative of the amount of public service I am able to offer and its all thanks to the Diabetes Foundation.

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health fairs when I am able to offer an informative service to the community about Diabetes

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...Difficult to say when the staff and organization is doing to well of a service.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

June 22, 2011

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June 22, 2011

The reality of diabetes really hit me when I found out my boyfriend of seven years was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. I decided I wanted to make a difference and really try to do my best in educating and helping people who are effected by this disease. When I found the diabetes foundation I was amazed by the work they do. The staff is truely dedicated to helping people who's lifes are effected by diabetes. They are so wonderful and will go above and beyond peoples expectations. This is truely a fantastic organization and I am blessed to get to say I am apart of it.

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Hearing people call up and just say "thank you, this has helped me tremendously."

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This foundation is wonderful. I would not make any changes expect to get them more donations to further help people in need.

June 16, 2011

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June 16, 2011

I have been volunteering with my adult clients for more than 2 years with the DF. They are wonderful people who have been helping us to gain more independence. They are wonderful at supporting people with Diabetes, providing anything and everything they need. I am happy to be a part of this group!

Kristina Olszewski

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Just seeing my clients do this work, and see how happy they are after they complete a task.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing!

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