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Laurie24

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Review for Washtenaw Literacy, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I tried to volunteer with other orgs in the area doing the same work, but I found the people involved with WL to be more dedicated to volunteers and their learners. Not only did they entice me w/ (free) training throughout the years, but also as a great support system resource-wise & socially as well. The learners involved with WL are invested in the community, not just passing through necessarily like some of the other orgs. So to have an organization available in the capacity that WL is run, makes it a very enriching experience for both volunteer and learner. I continue to help as an ESL group coordinator and Auction committee member.

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Washtenaw Literacy, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Not only do I volunteer, I donate and help recruit/advertise as well. I started about 4 or 5 yrs. ago with tutoring ESL after trying some other local language schools. I just didn't find the same vibe, training & learner participation that I have with Washtenaw Literacy. Despite the great training they put me through, I also applaud how they run the nonprofit with such a small paid staff. They are very eager to be there for us, and really appreciate what our volunteers do to help to keep us going! The often have tutor socials, workshops, picnics, a recognition ceremony, a mentor program (which I'm now a part of!) and of course wonderful resources to use with our learners! Our fundraisers are exciting and give volunteers and learners the opportunity to really delve into the operation and gain experience - and they're fun! They deserve any and all recognition possible!

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer