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

Rating: 5 stars  

Environmental Volunteers is an incredible organization that provides thousands of children every year with an incredible hands-on learning experience. I have never seen a kindergartener more engaged than when digging for microorganisms in bayland mud or a third grader when drilling holes in clam shells with an Ohlone pump drill. There is nothing more personally rewarding for me than inspiring a genuine passion for the natural world in young hearts and minds. In a perfect world, every child would enjoy the wonders that EV has to offer.

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

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

Not only did I learn even more about California's natural environment, I made lasting friendships, acquired excellent classroom management skills, and felt excellent about what I did.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like a hero.

Role:  Volunteer & Facilitated connections between children and nature by visiting elementary school classrooms in the Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and delivering hands-on environmental education presentations.