Portland Trails

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Environment, Sports

Location: 305 Commercial St Portland ME 04101 USA

Mission: Create and maintain a 50-mile network of trails in Greater Portland. Engage the participation of neighborhoods, schools, and the business community in trail use and land stewardship. Make Greater Portland a model for people-powered recreation and transportation.
Geographic areas served: Greater Portland (ME)
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EIN 01-0463028
207-775-2411
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Rating: 4 stars  

Portland Trails has shown a wonderful commitment to the ecosystems in the Portland area despite the challenges of being in an urban environment. They have frequented public schools and not only been productive this way, but sparked awareness and interest.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for Portland Trails gives one a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of outreach venues. I was able to help with 16 of the 30-some events. Meeting new people, seeing workplace settings, learning about what the Portland area has to offer, allows one to see how Portland Trails benefits all who live and visit the area. Our new map shows 31 trails that provide healthy experiences for young and old, able and handicapped, walkers/runners/cyclists. 2011 provided a dozen Discovery Trek guided walks; I throughly enjoyed the four I went on. Even through staff changes, Portland Trails didn't skip a beat.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

walking or cycling on 16 of the 31 trails that gave me healthy exercise along with wonderful views of the area.

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

encourage more people to volunteer.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Include more pictures of people using the trails using a digital picture frame.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I just moved to area 2.5 years ago, so my volunteering has helped me meet new people and experience more of what the area has to offer.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Volunteering helps me feel more a part of my new community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I moved from PA to ME 19 months ago. One of my first tasks was to get a map of trails where I could ride my bicycle and walk. I've been on 16 of the trails and love the Discovery Treks. Wellness Fairs have been my volunteer focus. They are a wonderful way to learn more about the community and share about Portland Trails at the same time. The staff are wonderful at encouraging me. I feel that I get more than I give. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering. It is a great way to support Portland Trails.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

answered in my review

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

I can't think of a thing I would change

 
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