My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Inheritance Inc, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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