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Review for THE MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Over the years I have planted trees, removed invasive plant species, hauled gravel to maintain an ADA trail in a state park, built a trail section, potted seedlings in the nursery, and helped with paperwork in the office .