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Review for In2Books (ePals Foundation), Herndon, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My wife was a K-12 reading specialist for many years and introduced me to in2books (ePals Foundation). I've now been a volunteer penpal to 4 students and have found it to be very rewarding. I can honestly say that I have seen, first hand, how much reading can change a child in just a few short months. The improvement in vocabulary, organization of thoughts, and ability to answer questions was clearly evident in their e-mails to me in response to the books and my e-mails with questions to them.

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

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

Perhaps allowing the volunteer to be a penpal to more than one student at a time if they wanted to.

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

I have learned to look at books for young readers through the eyes of an adult, and appreciate the efforts of story-telling to guide and influence young lives.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I had a positive impact on a child's life.

Role:  Volunteer & I am a retired mechanical engineer, and am now traveling around the United States full-time.