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Extras for Creative Learning Inc
January 10, 2011

I started volunteering at ExCL 3 years ago. For me, it was a natural fit, since I am both an artist and someone concerned about the earth. I come to volunteer once a week for about 3 hours. It's been great to get to know the staff team, and see how they work together to keep such a complex, dynamic organization operating seamlessly. I've enjoyed volunteering here, and that's why I keep coming back! There is truly something for everyone to do to help. I have done over 30 tasks in the last 3 years, and the staff are always open to new ways or suggestions to do something, as well as being attentive to what kind of volunteer work would most interest me.

if you are an artist or educator, I could see you really enjoying the volunteer work that goes on here. It's so creative and fun! I love coming and have brought others to help out before because of this.

The Great!

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

the way I see customers so excited! when people come in here, they get so exicted and always talk about the possibilities for projects and new ideas! It's been great to watch the company grow through the years as well, getting new companies to donate so that their members can have even better materials.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to get a bigger building. The staff are super creative and could totally do classes and demonstrations if there was more space. But I think they do a good job with the space that they have :)

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have helped out with a variety of projects, all related to working with the art and creative materials that come in to ExCL. .