I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing some of the apes meet their own kind for the first time. So many of them are pulled from their mothers shortly after birth. A traumatic experience that haunts them for many years. Some come from situations where their former caregivers did not know how to properly care for them. The diets they were fed caused them to gain unhealthy amounts of weight. The staff at CGA works very hard in transitioning them to a proper diet, getting them down to a manageable weight and introducing them to others.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Raise awareness of them. Because of their well-respected reputation, the Center gets calls on a regular basis asking them to take on another animal in need. Unfortunately, they cannot always say yes. Due to the specialized needs of their residents, taking on another is not just getting "another mouth to feed". There is so much more involved. More that requires funding. Raising awareness of the Center and it's mission will bring in the much needed resources necessary to allow them to further their cause.
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?
From someone who has an animal care background, the Center does everything right.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Absolutely!!! I have 40+ new friends who will hold a special place in my heart. Looking into their eyes, you see a reflection of your own soul. That will teach you more about yourself than anything else.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?