I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my everyday life. Through my volunteer work, I see the difference they make in the community and feel their passion for their hard work. I see the happy faces (both animals & peoples) when they have chosen a pet for their "fur"ever home. It is so heartwarming.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand!!! There is never enough room to take in the # of animals we would desire. A larger medical clinic to keep the animals in the enlarged facility healthy. In-house grooming facilities and more shaded yards with easily accessible water sources and functioning mist systems. Some of the kennel doors are very difficult to open and need repair. A larger cattery would allow more cats to have homes yet also provide more space for privacy for each cat. Outdoor spaces could be much larger as well.
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?
I truly cannot think of one thing they could do to improve my experience. Possibly, when you first start to volunteer, there are no specific rules as to what you should do when you come in. They leave it to you to decide. This can be daunting at first because you are still trying to figure things out. That being said, once you start getting the hang of it, the ability to pick & choose the activities you would prefer is actually a great idea. It keeps everyone happy and it is surprising how much people chip in to do the "dirty work".
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
My volunteer experience has had a profound effect on me. I learn so much about human and animal behavior every day - some good, some bad. I have met some amazing people - both staff & volunteers, but I derive the most joy from interacting and caring for the animals. Even though I often get attached, it makes me so happy when an animal finds it's new home - particularily those that have been at the shelter for a long time or have special needs.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Fulfilled. As I stated before, my volunteer time is my "Zen". Even if I am scraping puppy diahhrea off the floor, I know that I am making a difference!
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?