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Open Arms of Minnesota
December 6, 2011

I've been volunteering at Open Arms for more than a decade, and I've come to find that I can rely on certain things: I will always receive a warm greeting. There will always be something meaningful to do, and that work will always have a direct and immediate impact on someone in my community. There is always a plan--whether for the day's kitchen work, the year's development goals, or the leadership direction the organization will take in the coming decade. Compassionate, energetic people will always pull together to make these plans become reality. And there will always be a place in those plans for me and for everyone else who serves and is served by the mission at Open Arms.

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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?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Open Arms of Minnesota
November 17, 2010

It doesn't matter what shape I'm in when I walk into the building. I always leave Open Arms happy and energized. The work of preparing and delivering food is easy to understand; but it is surprisingly transformative for me and other volunteers, for clients, and for the community we live in. Open Arms is a chance to spend a few hours a week acting mindfully and with specific intent to help real people. The fact that this service returns so much benefit to me is nothing short of a miracle.

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

The dedication of staff and volunteers is obvious to anyone who visits the kitchen. I've done a lot of volunteering over the years, and Open Arms makes the best use of resources I've ever seen. The amount and quality of food that leaves the kitchen is the living proof.

Ways to make it better...

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

Change Open Arms? I wouldn't do anything Open Arms isn't already doing. They are constantly changing and improving. I iwish I could change other organizations so they'd act more like Open Arms does.

More feedback

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?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help in the kitchen and I train kitchen volunteers.