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Colleen Cheechalk

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Review for Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapies and Activities Inc, Vestal, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am the founder and director of the Borrowed Freedom program. When we first decided to make our program "official" we decided to do it right, to not fly by the seat of our pants, but to take our time and grow all while maintaining the highest possible level of service. Now, three years later, we have grown to become a respected and valued member of the community and have gathered an exceptional team of volunteers that not only enhance our programming through their dedication, but bring years of experience in the fields of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Education and more. In the fall of 2012 we will begin our first internships with Binghamton University. I am profoundly grateful to all of the incredible people who have made this possible, without you...it simply would not be as wonderful as it is!

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

I have personally witness children take their first unaided steps, speak their first words and grow 12 feet tall from the self-esteem and confidence they have gained from their work with the horses.

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

Increase volunteer base, and expand programming for early intervention and at risk youth.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

To continue to grow!

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

More than words can describe. It has changed my entire path in life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Again, words cannot describe!

Role:  Volunteer & Program Director.