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Margot

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Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported the EV as a donor, board member and volunteer for nearly 25 years and marveled at the way they have grown and responded to the changing needs of the environmental world and children with improved teaching and technology. The new Eco Center is very exciting and I am proud to be a supporter.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I served as a classroom docent for this fabulous nonprofit for almost ten years before returning to full time paid work. Teaching young children about the water cycle, tectonic plates or bird bills was very rewarding and helped to maintain my faith in the Socratic style of teaching. I then served on the board of trustees and discovered that the EV was also incredibly well-run as well as having passionate volunteers. Great place to put your time and your money.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with young children, helping them discover the m.arvels of nature

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, smart, organized, serious about their love of children and nature

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

replicate its model all over the country. There is something very powerful about using volunteers as opposed to paid staff in this work. Children and their families are impressed that people care enough to volunteer their time to teach others about nature.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteered in classrooms, on the board of trustees and for many of the fundraising events.