I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Since I"ve worked at the Center, I've seen the amazing results love, care, and the return to a natural way of life have had on the apes. Pongo, kept in a cage in a garage for 10 years, lost most of his hair and wouldn't leave the night house. Now he has the most beautiful red hair, will come outside and loves to sit in the rain! Mari, who has no arms, learned to walk and do all she needs with her feet. She's happy and loved! So many success stories, so little room to write!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would give them lots of money to construct more of the wonderful habitats for Orangutans and Chimps who still need a permanent, loving home. I would move them closer to my home ( I live 2 hours away) so I could volunteer every day and not just on Wednesdays! I would also give every one of the staff a big raise for all the dedication, hard work and genuine affection they display always.
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?
There isn't anything that could make it better except having them closer. I drive 2-21/2 hours each way. It's well worth the drive though!
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I learned SO much from my training and contact with the apes. Each one has a distinct personality and I love them! I've met such inspiring people like Patty Regan , Amy who runs the feed room and Tina who did my training. My eyes were opened to what life is like for animals in the entertainment world and in research labs!
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I feel energized, happy and satisfied whenever I work at the Center. I grow more attached to the apes and the people who work there each time I visit!
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?