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Review for Gentle Barn Foundation, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
I agree with the first 3 reviews. As a volunteer for several years I've witnessed a lot. One of things that bothered me most was the owner's verbal abuse of volunteers, even ones that were under 18 or elderly. They have no idea what they're doing, they claim to have a ridiculous amount of experience with animals but have proven time and again that's just not true. It would be such a wonderful place if they weren't running it any more. Then, animals could actually get adopted out to make room for more and maybe it would go back to being a sanctuary instead of the Sunday roadside petty zoo the owner claimed to despise. I've seen how stressed the animals get when there are too many people there. It's just not good for them. They've digressed from their goal for greed.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
replace the current "owners" with people who knew what they were doing.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Actually train the volunteers correctly.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes. It showed me how much greed affects your judgment.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Sad, very sad.