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Review for FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADORS FOUNDATION, Greenwich, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation does exceptional work in bringing together young people from different geographical locations, backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities - all under the ideals of the UN Millennium Development Goals and human rights. It harnesses the energy of young leaders to make a difference.

I am lucky to have experienced this by working as Program Coordinator for FAF's well-known Youth Assembly at the UN. At this event, I gained fantastic professional experience, worked with a dedicated and talented team, and engaged in a rigorous program that brought together over 1000 youth from all over the world to the UN.

The Youth Assembly opened up unprecedented opportunities for me, which I am immensely thankful for. There is where I learned, made lifelong friends, and became inspired to take action for international development and human rights. FAF and its project, the Youth Assembly at the UN, have changed my life for the better. This amazing non-profit organization and its Youth Assembly create a ripple effect for positive change by bringing young people together to inspire one another and take action for a better world.

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Montage Initiative, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Montage Initiative is a unique non-profit organization with powerful leadership, vision, keen awareness of art, and strong drive to help people. Only a few years old, it has already grown so much and touched the lives of many, especially by helping to improve the quality of life of widows in India. As I found out, one major way in which Montage Initiative does this is through its feature film project, stunning photography, film footage and videos, and artistic designs for fundraising events.

I was fortunate to become involved with Montage Initiative through service learning at Fairfield University because I have learned so much, gained great experience, and met wonderful people, all the while helping to make a difference through the various projects of Montage Initiative. I have enjoyed working with projects like the Travelling Art Gallery and service learning because they have given me the opportunity to really expand what I can do and truly become involved, things which I didn’t really have much confidence in myself about before Montage.

The CEO and leadership of Montage Initiative do a fantastic job at educating all the volunteers on tasks, events, and more. With the leadership’s attention to detail, care for all their volunteers, and dedication to teaching us and making us part of the family, Montage Initiative has succeeded in building a strong team of supporters. It struck me how the heads of Montage Initiative are always working tirelessly with Montage participants and partners to make sure that events and projects turn out the best possible. Montage translates this same attitude of care towards all with whom it engages: the leadership, volunteers, partners, and of course the people whose lives it works to improve.

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

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

Yes, I learned much about working with donors, partners, technology, and people. Being part of Montage Initiative made me become familiar with different technology, communications, websites, media, press releases, and more. Not to mention, all the amazing people I have met and networked with through Montage: board members, other volunteers, and people who have benefitted from our projects.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel empowered through my work with Montage Initiative. I have personally felt the effects of Montage's mission to empower and educate women worldwide. It is awsome knowing that I am contributing to this organization's efforts to making a difference in the world.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped organize fundraising events for Montage through contacting donors and collecting donations, e-mailing and coordinating with other volunteers, obtaining materials necessary for fundraising events, and more.