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Review for WiserEarth, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined WiserEarth early 2009, after reading Paul Hawken's "The Ecology of Commerce". As a frenchman, I worked on the French translation of the website, which was released in May 2010. Volunteering to make WiserEarth accessible to a broader range of people, I got to see the organization from the inside, and I met incredible people -- either in person or through Skype and other electronic ways -- 200% dedicated to their work, with an amazing energy. Wibowo, the online community manager, is the kindest person I've ever met, and he's always around to help you in whatever you do, either if you're new to the interface, if you want to setup groups, or to animate debates and throw great ideas in discussions threads. The Editors are also really active people, feeding conversations, creating interest groups to make things move, it's a really great community.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It litterally changed me. I met incredible people, and discovered that there was a lot of energy devoted to sustainable development. It is like Paul Hawken says in "Blessed Unrest": there are millions of people around the world, and you have no idea, until you jump in and realize that you're not alone. It really made me think about what I wanted to do in my life, and with whom I wanted to work and collaborate. I pretty much got my idea of working on MBA applications from my experience with WiserEarth...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I worked on the translation of the website in French for about a year (still do, but unfortunately much less time).