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DARLING CETACEANS
March 26, 2011

I had the pleasure to volunteer for a non profit organization called Darling Cetaceans (DC) for a few years and it is certainly more than just Dolphins and Whales!

Within those fun few years I was expanding the public knowledge about marine mammals and environmental stewardship. We had various informational booths and hands on activity games for the children to engage in to grasp the concept of learning about marine mammals and the environment year round. Not to mention parades at the Muskegon lakeshore and working with the local Girl Scouts and helping them earn a scout badge that DC has created. DC offers outreach programs as well. The company website is a great tool for students in high school or in college, or rather anyone that wants to look up information on certain marine mammal.

DC is fun to volunteer for. Not only do you get to learn about marine mammals and the environment, but also you have the satisfaction of seeing the wonder in a child’s eye as they point to a Norwal tusk at your booth as they ask what that is. When you tell them their eyes fill up with wonder and the questions start flowing.

As the years went on I thought I was the one who was doing all the teaching to the public but on the contrary DC was teaching me how to be more patient and a better citizen in my community. I have so many fun memories with DC and I encourage anyone who wants to get involved with their community contact DC to volunteer. Its an awarding experience you will never forget!!

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

setting up booths and engaging the public.. A few of the things I have done was helping this company with the Girl scout merrit badge project, Highschool job fair informational booth, Paddling for the Parks, a race volunteer muskegon put on, parade along Muskegon's Lakeshore and many more.

Ways to make it better...

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

win the lotto. This organization is great and has great people working with it and has a vision. But this organization is in need of donations inorder for it to suceede. It gets by and manages to do a great job at what it has on stock. But donations of money or items is needed to make this vision come true.

More feedback

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?

Life-changing

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?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteered various projects and set up numerous booths with this comapny to enhance the learning expericance and get the word out to the public about what DARLING CETACEANS is all about.