TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS
March 29, 2011
Volunteering at the Trustees of Reservations has been the best volunteer experience I have ever had. It is a place that never asks for too much of your time, appreciates all you give- whether it is an hour or 100 hours. In the past with other organizations, I felt exhausted with the output I was putting into volunteerism, and yet never felt it was enough or appreciated. With the Trustees, we celebrate success- small and large. They are incredibly creative and open to new ideas of raising money. In my case, planning a dinner at an estate that people don't frequent in the fall months as much as the summer. Letting me work on an idea with another volunteer, trust us, provide staff support, and in the end have a great, fun event. With the event, we brought people to the estate who had never been there, or heard of the organization. It also provided an event for current members of the group to experience a great event at a magical and historical place like the Crane Estate in Ipswich. I can't say enough how much I enjoy volunteering with the Trustees!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing some of the money I helped to raise be used on specific projects like planting new trees on the property.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hire them more staff to help coordinate project with more properties and volunteers.
Volunteer & Coordinated a dinner series at a historic property to raise money for the organization.