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Stacey P.

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Review for Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, Peotone, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at Victory Reins for almost 5 years now. I love going there every Saturday and most Thursdays to help out with the lessons. I have gotten to know many of the children well and love working with them. The best part of working at Victory Reins is seeing the children grow and improve throughout the years with the help of these therapeutic lessons, and it is very rewarding to see their smiles as they enjoy their lessons with Miss Sandy. Victory Reins is a huge part of my life and I plan to keep it that way.

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?

Life-changing

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?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for PEOPLES ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, Tinley Park, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started working at paws a few months ago, and I absolutely love it! The first time I had ever seen PAWS was when I moved to the area, about 8 years ago. As soon as I went inside, I knew that I had to volunteer there. I have always loved animals, and this would be perfect for me. I knew I had to help in some way before I was able to become a Junior Volunteer, so right away I started making donations as often as possible, giving a yearly donation around Christmas time, and donating food and other items with my friend. I waited until I was old enough, and when I finally was old enough to be a Junior Volunteer, I applied. I was accepted and started working Wednesday nights. I help out with many chores such as dishes, laundry, desk work, dog walking, feeding & taking care of the animals, and giving them love and individual attention. I wouldn't trade it for anything! I love working with the dogs and cats there. It's so tempting to bring all of them home, but I know that I can't. All the animals at PAWS are very sweet and loving, and we are able to give each and every one of them the care and love that they so deserve. None of them are left behind or favored. The best part of my job is seeing animals get adopted, especially when they have waited so long for their forever home. I love seeing the animals open up to me with time and love, too. Some of them are very scared to be at the shelter, but after giving them time and letting them know that they are safe and loved, they open up to you and it's one of the greatest feelings ever. I hope to be able to continue my work at PAWS Animal Shelter for years to come! It truly is a great organization.

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?

Life-changing

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?

Nothing. When I first began, everyone there was very friendly, helpful, patient, and understanding.

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

I have met many new friends here and I have learned more about animals.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

amazing. I love working with the animals

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Cleaned cages, cared for the animals, fed the animals, walked the dogs, played with the animals, laundry, desk work, showing adopters the animals, dishes, and much more.

Review for Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, Peotone, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering at Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center. I have been going there with my two friends for almost 3 years now, and we absolutely love working there. We help out by doing chores around the barn, feeding the various animals, cleaning the horses, and helping out during the lessons. Working with the horses and other animals is great, but I also love working with the kids. It is amazing to see a child come back with improved skills after continuing with their lessons. The kids are so sweet and I love being able to work with them. Seeing them enjoy the lessons is an awesome thing to see, too. They really love being up on the horse and showing off their skills to everyone. All of the children that come for therapeutic riding have improved their skills in multiple different ways. They enjoy playing the games that Mrs. Sandy plans out and she is great with the kids. They really love her. This is a great organization!

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?

Life-changing

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?

nothing.

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

I have met many new people here that are very friendly. I get along well with all of them. I have made some new friends here!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Amazing! Coming home from working at Victory Reins has definitely changed my life. I love working here!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I work with the children and horses.