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Glenview, IL

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Linus Project
December 22, 2011

I am a novice at crocheting, but I really need something to do with my hands while I am watching sports! Project Linus works for people that want to volunteer at home on their own time, as well as those that want to dedicate scheduled time to events. Some are incredibly artistic, but there is also room for people like me.

My chapter (North and Central Chicagloand) is extremely active with regular group gatherings and is dedicated to creating the best possible blankets to distribute to children that need them. The volunteer events have been a great experience in the ideas that are shared and the encouragement offered all around.

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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?

A lot

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

FRIENDS OF THE GLENVIEW LIBRARY
December 22, 2011

For the past four years, I have volunteered at the Used Book Store, an operation that collects donated books and sells them onsite at in a dedicated space in the library..and on Amazon.com!

I love the books. I enjoy connecting with people over books. It feels great to spend quality time at the library and call it volunteering! (Also, to buy books and call it "fundraising".) This effort has been successful for Friends of the Glenview Library and is a very positive experience for me.

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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?

A lot

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife
December 22, 2011

I have volunteered with the Refuge for..a really long time. The group is one of the first in our area to specialize in the rescue and placement of exotic parrots, and has done a lot to educate people. Birds lose their homes the same way that dogs and cats do, but don’t often have the same resources to help them.

The Refuge is diligent in the process of finding the right home for every bird (which I know turns off some people). Until that happens, it is a joy to help keep them safe and comfortable and engaged with the people and animals around them. The other volunteers are all animal lovers and wonderful resources for advice and problem-solving. My experience has been very positive.

The Great!

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

adopting an African Grey parrot.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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

I have learned a lot about the care of parrots and the "business" of pet rescue.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & weekly onsite volunteering and fostering parrots.