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Philip K.

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Review for Global Water, Oxnard, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Ever since joining the Global Water team, I have been impressed with them. Ted Kuepper is a great engineer and very passionate about the cause - addressing one of the world's biggest problems: scarce and contaminated drinking water. The organization is full of very dedicated and smart people who can claim more true technical knowledge than any other nonprofit I've ever heard of or worked with.

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

seeing how they wisely spend every donated dollar. They look for the best solution, and make sure it checks out technically, before jumping to implement it.

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

continue to modernize the image to grab even more attention and funding, since presentation is as important as their already fantastic content. Clearly they are already taking steps towards doing. Keep up the good work!

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?

Some

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?

Even though everything I did was voluntary, they could have set firmer deadlines for me. They were very good about being flexible to my schedule. However with a few deadlines, I might have not let things slip (this is actually probably more my fault than theirs).

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

Yes definitely, it helped confirmed that my passion is in water engineering, and I learned a lot about pumps and treatment in the process. I consider Ted a mentor, and I am excited to get back to working with them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I could really contribute something. Also I felt appreciated for the work I accomplished. These are not feelings I could rely on getting from my job every day, so it was very important to me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I helped provide expertise and research to recommend various portable solar powered water pumping solutions focusing on flexibility and rapid implementation in a disaster relief scenario.