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Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, Ltd.
April 17, 2013

A unique organization in that it provides shelter for exotic birds that are sometimes sick and/or injured. An absolutely extraordinary place run by dedicated employees and volunteers. I know of no other that is its equal.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Donor

Big Apple Greeter
February 26, 2012

I have volunteered at this organization for approximately 10 years and it provides me with one of the most socially satisfying things that I do in the world. It gives me the opportunity, on an almost weekly basis, to accompany many interesting people and show them New York, my city, through my own eyes. I believe that this presents an extraordinary opportunity for many visitors, and likewise enriches the lives of volunteers, such as myself.

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

Many people staying in contact with me from all over the world and recommending me and the organization to friends and family.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get it some more money to expand its programs.

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

Nothing that I can think of currently.

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

Improving my foreign language skills in French and Spanish. Helping me fo learn more about New York City

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I was accomplishing a lot.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I accopanied visitors to New York City and showed the a bit of my city.

Big Apple Greeter
February 25, 2011

I have been a volunteer with Big Apple Greeter for approximately 9 years. During that time, I have done visits with literally hundreds of visitors to New York City, many of them from French speaking countries and do the vast majority of my visits in French.

These visits have given me the opportunity to share many off the beaten track views of New York and have allowed for many cultural exchanges with our visitors. These meetings have helped to show the New York that few tourists see and have helped them to see comparisions with their own cultures and governmental systems.

I have taken visitors to far flung locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn and have shown them areas scarcely covered in guide books such as Victorian Flatbush and Brighton Beach with its Russian ambiance. I have likewise done visits to Clinton, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and lower Manhattan and have both taught and learned a great deal.

This organization provides access that is unmatched for this group of visitors. I believe in and support this organization and average 40 to 50 visits per year.

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

I have seen visitors come away with a greater understanding of the variety of this city and with more comfort in navigating its complexities.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would increase the size of it so that we could better accomodate more visitors.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have helped visitors see things they would not have seen on their own.

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