My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Meals On Wheels West, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Meals on Wheels West is a wonderful organization that is greatly needed in the community. I volunteered for them by working in their office in addition to delivering meals to the clients. I have experienced firsthand how much the clients appreciate the service and the thoughtfulness behind it. The human contact is something that these people look forward to everyday and I enjoyed getting to know the people on my meal route. Along with the CEO/Director RoseMary Regalbuto, I was able to implement a plan to deliver emergency meal kits as well as a one-on-one emergency action plan, both for use in the event of an emergency. While delivering these kits, I could tell that emergency preparedness was not something the clients normally thought about. Multiple people cried out of gratitude as they felt like someone cared about their well-being.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The smiles that the elderly/disabled give when they greet me at the door.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have larger signs for the cars of Meals on Wheels volunteers as they drive around town delivering meals so people can better see what they are trying to do/make it easier for them to temporarily park.
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?
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It taught me me to be much more patient with people of all ages.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
It helps you to actually see the difference that you are making, so you feel great about your actions.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?