November 26, 2012
I've been a volunteer at PAWS for around eight years. I assist in fundraising and in caring for and socializing cats. I find it rewarding to see the changes that caring people can effect in animals that come in for adoption. The cats may be scared or confused by their new situations, but through the interaction of our small staff and our many dedicated volunteers, they often overcome these problems and are then much more likely to be adopted. Assisting in fundraisers provides a two-fold benefit to me. Not only do we raise money or collect donations to help support our population of dogs and cats, but it's a personal pleasure to connect with people in the area who appreciate our efforts. Some of them tell us that they adopted a pet from PAWS and are happy to lend us a hand. Others have never heard of PAWS, but when we explain what we do, they generously open their wallets or come out from the grocery store to hand us needed supplies. They remind me that people are often unexpectedly generous for a good cause.
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?