November 12, 2012
Attracted dedicated, generous professionals with great intentions. But people felt "used" as the emphasis seemed to be on taking photos for P-R, recruitment, and fundraising purposes and emphasized photos of local/ native people's, especially children, somewhat posed and often intrusive objectification with little regard for privacy.they certainly get good value for money as they require the volunteers to pay all the expenses associated with their volunteer work ( although in some cases, they are getting food and housing through U.S. military). It is hard for volunteers not to feel taken advantage of, however, when one sees the salary and travels of the CEO, Dr. Howe or other staff's unnecessary and not substantive site visits. In the end, it is good work, and one can feel good about it if you think of Project Hope as merely a middleman that hooks the professional up with the organization doing the work, such as military. Not sure that Project Hope fills its side of the bargains hen it also includes in its contingent new associate degree graduates without any work experience and categorizes them in a specialty. Perhaps this is because Project Hope is not clear about how it wants to be identified and the essence of the service it wants to be known for providing -- simply bodies or real expertise that can be shared with host country counterparts. What's the value it intends to add -- qualitatively and quantitatively?
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?