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Review for Neighbor Ride Inc, Columbia, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I do a lot of volunteer work but Neighbor Ride is special. My commitment is driving seniors at least 2 times per month. I choose the times based on my calendar and my itinerary. Sometimes the decision is made a week in advance. Sometimes a day in advance. Always it is a rewarding experience. The seniors are very appreciative and most of the times they tell a great life story. I always come away knowing that the rider and myself are better for the experience.

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?

2015

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Neighbor Ride Inc, Columbia, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing organization from both a volunteer and a professional perspective. As I volunteer, it allows me to help out my neighbors when it conveniences me. An email tells me that someone needs a ride. I look at my calendar, determine if I'm either free or going their way, and then just click! What could be easier and more rewarding. Meeting and helping out very intresting and appreciative persons. As a non-profit professioanl I'm amazing how Neighbor Ride 1) defined a problem of seniors isolated in suburbia, 2) designed a highly targeted solutin, and 3) implemented the solution without a lot of overhead or mission creep. Bottom Line: The clients, the staff and my fellow volunteers are all great people wanting to build a better community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

1. Mainly driving. 2. Discussion with my wife who is a weekly volunteer in the office. 3. Discussing with key staff whom I often see in other community venues.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure there is no mission creep (none to date) Make sure it doesn't drift towards too much formality and bureacracy (some minor signs showing up)

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Really none as a driver

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great. It is like I'm helping out a senior while emotionally relating to my own parents and in-laws

Role:  Volunteer & Now retired. A CEO of service non-profits. A Doctorate of Public Administration degree holder.