The Freecycle Network
February 16, 2010
Freecycle (TM) is a great way to pass along items you no longer need. I am a current Group Outreach Assistance volunteer and am very proud to be a part of Freecycle. Most of the groups that have made the move to the new website are pleased with the ease of use and ease in moderation. The groups that have chosen to stay on Yahoo have the option of using the message maker with their Yahoo groups or just using the basic functions available there.
Groups are not being forced to move. Each group may choose to remain on Yahoo or move to the new Freecycle site.
As a GOA, I work with members and moderators to resolve any issues that might arise. Most of the member complaints we get are from members who have some difficulty in following the rules for each group they join. This just means that the rules need to be explained--and in some cases rewritten so they are more easily understood.
Freecycle has very few rules that all groups must follow. Other rules are determined by the locally moderated Freecycle groups.
When an interim moderator is requested for a local group, that IMod works quickly to find local moderators to take over and manage the group. The interim mods stay until the new moderators are trained and ready to fully handle the group.
This is a great organization to be a part of. There are national moderator groups available to provide support for moderators. GOAs are available to answer any questions and to provide support.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the amount of items that are kept out of the landfills.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the opportunity to work with a number of great moderators and members.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very helpful and cooperative.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I am a Group Outreach Assistance volunteer. My role is to provide support for moderators and members.