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What I want to do

Pursue a career in the nonprofit sector

What matters to me

Education, arts, self-expression

What inspires me

Photography, the Beatles

SF Bay Area, CA USA


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GLOBAL INHERITANCE INC
August 30, 2011

I'm impressed by the light-hearted spirit, dedication to alternative energy education, and friendly, talented staff at Global Inheritance. While the organization is based in LA, its programs and initiatives extend nationwide. As a volunteer, I helped at G.I.'s tent at two music festivals in DC and San Francisco, working directly with staff members to set up equipment and to speak with concert-goers about G.I.'s work. It was a great opportunity to spread the word, interact with people face-to-face, and learn more about renewable energy. Beyond all of their critical work, it's clear that G.I. values its volunteers and tries to make the experience valuable and fun. I definitely plan on volunteering again!

The Great!

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

An educational and enjoyable volunteer experience that has inspired me to rethink my energy consumption.

Ways to make it better...

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

Provide more literature about the organization, its programs and causes that volunteers and interested individuals can peruse and take home from the event. As a volunteer, I wanted to educate people about the specifics of GI's initiatives and more generally about energy consumption, but because I lack a background in those areas, I was unable to answer many of their questions. Educational brochures might help in that regard.

More feedback

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

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

I met a number of new friends through these volunteer opportunities, which was an added perk!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Volunteering for GI can be a lot of work-- music festivals are marathon events, after all-- but I felt that it was definitely worth it. I felt a great sense of accomplishment after each volunteer experience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteered at the organization's tent at two music festivals. I helped with set-up and break-down of equipment, spoke with concert-goers about alternative energy issues, and encouraged people to get involved with the organization. .