Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (aka MEOW Cat Rescue)
February 24, 2012
I have volunteered all of my life, for many different types of organizations, and MEOW has been the most rewarding experience. This is a very well run shelter, where the needs of the cats always come first. The leadership is very fiscally responsible, while ensuring that the cats in their care get everything they need. There are only a handful of paid staff, two full-time and four to five part-time. MEOW has a very dedicated group of volunteers who serve in many different capacities to help keep the shelter running well. MEOW is a bright happy place to spend time. The shelter is kept very clean and the cats are well cared for. There are many different opportunities for volunteers and MEOW does a really good job of utilizing the talents of their volunteers. If you are looking for a place to volunteer and you enjoy cats, you really should visit the shelter - you will pleasantly surprised. And if you are looking for a place to donate money or materials, there are few organizations that will put your donations to better use than MEOW.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more space - office space, adoption space, ISO space - just more space to do what they do.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Better organizational communication.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Big time. Changed the way my life works. Taught me many new skills and a wealth of good friends. Plus an appreciational for the work that I do (something I don't really get in my "real" job).
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
GREAT!!! Needed. Part of a team.
Volunteer & Adoption Counselor, Community Outreach, Foster Parent.