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Review for Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Boulder, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have taken part in sereval of their projects and trained as a crew leader with them. I hate to gush, but they are well organized, professional, and effective. They work well with private, NGO, and government organizations to produce great results. They take good care of their volunteers, providing them with food and entertainment after a hard day's, or weekend, of work. Their training is professional and affordable for people of all walks of life. They invite volunteers to get involved in all levels of their organization from field work, to cooking, to crew leading, project planning etc. They are an open organization attracting peple from all walks of life.

I look forward to continue working with them.

Role:  Volunteer & Help restore riaparian ares, collected plants for transplanting, built trails.

Review for Denkai Animal Sanctuary, Grover, CO, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I have quit as a volunteer. Denkai is a disorganized mess. The volunteer events have been a joke. No messages sent out, no tools, or materials. The volunteers seem to be poorly treated, the volunteers often do not come back. Also, they do not have any team leads or coordination of effort. They do not train volunteers.The director has two facilities and does not seem to be able to delegate responsibilities and tasks properly. The isolation unit is filthy, and they are turning into a habitation for a staff member. The directory should step down and allow some one with real management skills to step in.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

The director should step down

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

It broke my heart

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

sad

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & cleaning, pet walking, and some repairs.