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Whatsitwerth

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Review for PASCACK VALLEY MEALS ON WHEELS INC, Westwood, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was looking for an intensive volunteer experience 6 months ago, and I am so glad I happened upon PVMOW! I began as a volunteer driver, and discovered the joy of visiting, befriending and assisting local elderly people. It was only a 1 hour commitment each month, so I called their Director, and started assisting her in the office too. I found a hugely effective base of local volunteers (450 of them) and a dedicated board, and real longevity in people's commitments to this little chapter of the huge National MOW organization. Some people here have volunteered close 25-30 years! Their current Director wants to do so much more than just maintain the status quo of feeding 250 or so elderly a week; she has a huge vision of providing more services for her elderly clients, moving her organization into the 21rst century, and collaborating with other charities. This is a real grassroots, hardworking place that manages to do so much good with only a small budget and 1fulltime and 1 part time staff. They are tried, trusted and true. If you are looking for a place that will wring the most bang out of your donation, consider this local little engine that could!

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?

2011

Role:  Volunteer