My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Mountains To Sound Greenway Trust, Seattle, WA, USA
MTSG has been a wonderful organization to volunteer with over the last several years! They are always so organized and it is so easy to sign up for events on their website. It is also nice to have so much variety of work from planting trees, removing invasives, maintaining trails, to potting seedlings in the nursery. There is always something to do all year long.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
state parks while on hikes and in everyday life where I have a new appreciation for native plant species.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
have them offer more volunteer events within Seattle city limits
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?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Setup a 'fast pass' for experienced volunteers. If you have already been to the work site and already heard the safety presentation, then you can jump into working as soon as you sign in. Perhaps an enhancement on the website or a smart phone application could accomplish this along with helping you sign in faster. Additionally, when signing up the event on the website it would be nice to know how many volunteers have already signed up (to know if it is going to be a big crowd) and to know how many volunteers are under the age 18.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, I have often volunteered with a group of co-workers. It is nice to have the opportunity to meet up with co-workers, especially since I work remotely and do not see them very often.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Helps me feel like I am giving back to the local ecosystem and reducing my carbon footprint.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?