I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
when I first moved to the area, my husband and I went to Northwoods to look at a dog. We were treated with such kindness and respect that we felt welcomed every time we went to look before making a decision. I have since started volunteering and couldn't be happier with the choice of organization I associate my name with.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase funding to help support an increase in services. The shelter operates amazingly well (in my opinion) but all non-profits could benefit from additional funding to increase services. One area this shelter could benefit from is increased marketing and web-presence; this usually requires a trained staff that has time to focus solely on these projects. It's this aspect that could help Northwoods reach an even greater population and help even more animals find a "fur-ever" home more quickly.
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?
Nothing. From my point of view, Northwoods Humane Society operates very well and has found a good balance between friendly, welcoming, MN-nice and business-minded practice. Every person I talk to who knows of Northwoods has wonderful things to say, whether its first hand experience or through someone they know. Our community values and appreciates this organizations work.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Volunteering at Northwoods helped me feel connected to my community and a connection to something other than paid employment, but to an organization whose purpose is more than earning a profit.