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Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Environmental Volunteers is an incredible organization that provides thousands of children every year with an incredible hands-on learning experience. I have never seen a kindergartener more engaged than when digging for microorganisms in bayland mud or a third grader when drilling holes in clam shells with an Ohlone pump drill. There is nothing more personally rewarding for me than inspiring a genuine passion for the natural world in young hearts and minds. In a perfect world, every child would enjoy the wonders that EV has to offer.

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

Hearing students leave our presentations saying "I love nature!"

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

Expand it to allow it to reach even more children.

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?

Very Well

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

Not only did I learn even more about California's natural environment, I made lasting friendships, acquired excellent classroom management skills, and felt excellent about what I did.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like a hero.

Role:  Volunteer & Facilitated connections between children and nature by visiting elementary school classrooms in the Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and delivering hands-on environmental education presentations.