I had the pleasure of fostering Lolita that Ball Python for EARPS. I spoke with one of the board members who was very helpful in determining if she was a good fit to foster. This was a very rewarding experience, and I've continued to volunteer by taking on another volunteer role with EARPS.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
being able to stay updated with Lolita and her progress as well as being able to see the various work that EARPS has done for other pets. For example, seeing before and after photos of the arrival of a new pet who has been abused or neglected, and getting to see the photos afterwards of the progress under EARPS care.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase the number of volunteers to be able to take in more pets who need the chance to receive forever homes.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Contact me more frequently to see if I need anything in fostering the pets for them.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It definitely was exciting and helped me to meet new people that I would've never had a chance to meet in my general activities and groups of people. It provided extra experience in dealing with special care snakes.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I felt like I was making a meaningful contribution, and was rewarded by the praise that I received from the organization for being willing to foster Lolita. It also made me feel satisfied in knowing that I provided a needed service to an organization that helps so many non-traditional, exotic, and pocket pets. I definitely plan to continue to volunteer with this organization.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?