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THE ORGANIZATION OF VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOLERS
October 16, 2012

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is fully inclusive, member directed, and run by dedicated volunteers whose only agenda is supporting homeschoolers. Having volunteered with VaHomeschoolers for over 10 years--including six years on the board of directors--I can say that the people who serve are of the highest caliber. Thoughtful and proactive, they strive to protect and promote homeschooling in the Old Dominion, without partisan taint or dilution by non-homeschool issues. VaHomeschoolers has done a great deal to improve state homeschool law by writing legislation and seeing it through to law. The group has also provided immeasurable support for innumerable families, through its top-notch website, through a high-quality print publication, and via events like seminars and conferences. Though I retired as a key volunteer over four years ago and my children are grown, I still try to lend a hand now and then, and I have nothing but praise for the directors and volunteers who put so much into this organization, without expectation of anything in return.

The Great!

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

empowering me and others to handle local issues on our own.

Ways to make it better...

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

give it more funding.

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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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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

Yes! I gained tremendous amounts of skill and experience--which translated brilliantly to my resume when I returned to the workforce as my children matured.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I was valued, had much to contribute, and that my voice was heard. Also, that I was part of a caring community of proactive people who have our children's best interest in mind.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Project Mend-A-House
December 5, 2011

I became very fond and proud of Project Mend-A-House through writing some press releases about PMAH projects and clients. I became highly impressed by the organization the first time I went to a job site and met and talked with volunteers. Each new story brought revealed more of the staff and volunteers' dedication and resourcefulness, as well as their deep concern for their clients. One of the best parts of writing stories about PMAH is having the opportunity to interview clients about the difference PMAH's work has made in their lives. They are grateful for the chance to stay in their homes, to keep their mobility and independence. In doing my little part to help, I found much reward.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer