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NicoleNic

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Review for Robots To The Rescue Inc, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for the past 2 years to Robots to the Rescue and feel honored each year they ask me back. When I was first asked to help, I felt honored to be a part of such a great event that is selfless to all those individuals who put this event together.
Knowing that this event is designed to raise money for kids with gross and fine motor skill deficits, specifically for kids with cerebral palsy (CP), makes a special education teacher and those who work with kids with CP, warm at heart
I am a special education teacher who has worked with students with multiple disabilities from autism to cerebral palsy for the past eight years. I work at a middle school and I see students who have had early intervention to only public school support. Public schools are limited to the amount of support they can offer an individual with a disability. Robots to the Rescue offer support to families who have children with cerebral palsy at a very young age. When a child has independence in their gross motor skills, like walking and running, and fine motor skills, like writing or brushing their teeth, it also increases their cognitive development.
Robots to the Rescue does not discriminate upon your income, socio-economic status or race. They solely are there to raise money so anyone that is applicable is able to benefit from the Robots.

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

I have personally seen the benefits from using these robots through the different children that have used them over the past few years. You can see their progress and importance the robots have played in their life. This gives me hope for the future of physical therapy that can be offered for individuals who are struggling with walking, running or even walking up the stairs.

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

I would use other children with a variety of disabilities, other than CP. Although, if you use children with different disabilities then the data collected may be skewed. There may be too many variables.

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

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

Provide warm chocolate chip cookies while working.

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

I have shared this information to physical therapist that I work with through the school corporation.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel honored to be a part of.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I assisted with checking in every guest. I guided them to their table or appropriate location. .