My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Conservation Volunteers International Program, Inc., Orinda, CA, USA
I first volunteered with Conservation VIP in 2007, when I joined their volunteer trail maintenance group to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region of Chile. It was everything I had hoped for and more. I had a lot of fun with the other volunteers, and it was great to get to know the local park rangers. I felt I was able to really get to see the park, in a way that people just passing through never do. But the true reward was knowing that our work was helping to protect that incredible landscape. In fact, the experience was so rewarding that I volunteered again the next year, and the next, and . . . . Along the way, I joined the Board, and then last year I became the CEO. Since Conservation VIP is staffed entirely by volunteers, that just means that I am now a volunteer with a lot more responsibility. I continue to volunteer because I believe Conservation VIP makes a difference to some of the world's greatest landscapes and cultural sites.
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