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NextStep Recycling
February 2, 2012

i used to think that computers were almost magical. What makes them work is beyond me and out of my control. I was at the mercy of faceless huge companies. I have learned how to overcome the 'untouchable' nature of computers that kept me powerless. I take apart old computers and recycle the pieces.

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

NextStep Recycling
February 1, 2010

I have helped with information booths- setting up, talking with the public, and shutting down. I loved being able to answer peoples questions and get feedback from them. I loved seeing people get excited about what they could do with their old e-waste! They people I worked with were always friendly and always seemed to want to help me with questions that I could not answer, or find out who knew the answer. I have worked in the warehouse tearing down computers for recycling and re-using parts. The feeling of personal accomplishment was tremendous! I got better very quickly. The combination of professionalism and friendlyness was wonderful. Any time I had a question, I felt that no matter how busy they were, there was time for me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Learning what the insides of a computer look like. Keeping stuff out of landfill. Reusing and recycling stuff made out of our precious natural resourced.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more drop off sites

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Feeling of accomplishment as I connected with others in making a difference for environmental social justice.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful, always had time for me, helpful, dedicated, friendly, professional,

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reduce municipal waste costs tremendously, lessen the technology gap, give others a feeling of self worth and accomplishment

Ways to make it better...

I had more time each week to spend

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Making money with the economic downturn and the prices of recycling down; the newness and instability of recycling laws

One thing I'd also say is that...

We need more of next step

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & took apart computers for recycling, worked in store; info.