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In2Books (ePals Foundation)
August 1, 2012

Working with In2Books was a very rewarding experience for me on many levels. I am a retired English teacher, and I loved having the opportunity to share my love of books with a student who lives across the country from me. We read several different kinds of books and then shared our reading experiences with each other via e-mail. I felt that the books that we read were very well written (and also well illustrated). I enjoyed getting letters from my pen pal and always looked forward to the next book. I know that "writing for an audience" is extremely important for students, so the fact that my student had a "live audience" to read his work must have helped his writing skills. I also felt that I was very well informed as to what was expected of me and what my due dates were. All in all, this was a very positive (and not overly time-consuming) volunteer opportunity. I am signing up again this year!

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

RAINBOW RUMPUS
February 14, 2012

As a recently retired high school English teacher, I decided to seek volunteer opportunities. Fortunately, I found Rainbow Rumpus. I love this organization! First of all, the magazine articles, stories, and downloadable books are excellent! Children of LGBT-headed households are often forgotten in the highly politicized rhetoric surrounding LGBT issues. Rainbow Rumpus provides stories about "families like theirs," which are really just wonderful stories about families. I'm proud to be associated with an organization that has such a clear mission and so much passion and talent in delivering that mission. Rainbow Rumpus is primarily run by a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers. I've also worked closely with Laura Matanah, the executive director, and I have seen first-hand her passion, her forward thinking, and her ability to help keep Rainbow Rumpus true to its mission. I have recently taken on the responsibility of Volunteer Coordinator, and I have also seen the talent and dedication of the volunteers in all levels of the organization. With so many volunteers involved, it means that any money donated to Rainbow Rumpus goes directly to the mission. These are the kinds of organizations that I prefer to donate my money to. Leaving the teaching profession after thirty-six years was a very difficult decision fo me; however, now that I've joined Rainbow Rumpus I am grateful that I have the time to work for an organzition that I feel this passionately about.

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer