My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Mexico GLBTQ Centers, Las Cruces, NM, USA
When I started volunteering with this organization, I was in a depressed state wanting to do something positive with my life. Volunteering at the Center 3 days a week helped lift that depression and I became friends with people in the LGBTQ community here in Las Cruces. I moved up to Volunteer Coordinator and it was a very fulfilling experience, giving me more hands on knowledge of what the LGBTQ community wants to help with and where we are needed the most. Again, I made more friends and I also became more confident with myself and was in a position to lead. it was such a good feeling and through remarks from my volunteers, I learned that I was giving back the same good feeling. I grew into a Co-Operations Manager position which put me in more authority making decisions for the center. It has been exciting to see where we can go and it has been fulfilling knowing that I'm helping people out there that were just like me. I have met so many positive people, both in the LGBTQ community and with allies. Knowing that I'm helping make a difference in just one person's life can move me to tears. I truly feel that I'm on the right path in my life journey. Thank you to NM GLBTQ Centers for letting me be a part of its history!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping with events. I've had the pleasure of overseeing an events and fund raising committee that raised monies for the Center 3 months in a row - the most money we've made in 2 years.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
add more volunteers. We need more help with the events and fund raising committees. I consider these committees to be the most fun and thrilling putting everything together. We have a great Events Coordinator and Fund Raising Coordinator. We just need more people.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
We need an experienced Board of Members that are willing to help get their hands dirty during our early stages.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Because of the duties that I took on, I've learned more computer software programs and I've learned to be the "Human Resources" person in charge of most of our volunteers which is an uplifting experience. I've also learned to participate in the local community to help make a difference in the LGBTQ community.
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