AMERICAS GROW A ROW INC
August 22, 2012
As a leader of the Confirmation class at church I can hardly describe the value of the lesson learned by our students through AGAR. Our youth (and adults) are bombarded daily by the message, "It's all about you and getting what you want so that you can be happy." The best antidote to the "Disease of Me" that we have found is taking privileged youth out to the fields to harvest healthy fresh produce for someone who desperately needs it, but can never repay them. Some of the students delivered the produce to the soup kitchen and saw the reaction when the less fortunate realized that someone they did not even know took the time to give them food that was fresh, not boxed or canned. Every volunteer left that field with a much clearer perspective on what is important and how much we take for granted. The benefit of being an AGAR volunteer is leaving with a full heart, and planting "seeds" that may grow in years to come. This is why we have made AGAR participation a regular part of our Confirmation, Youth and Adult activities. I strongly recommend AGAR volunteering to one and all!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Confirmation as described above.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Just keep expanding it and getting the message out to people who don't know about it.
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?
I would not change anything. Part of the appeal is that the volunteers are there to give back, not take or be "pampered".
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes as described above.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
It felt great. I look forward to the next opportunity.
Volunteer & Gleaned apples and corn on various occasions.