My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald, TN, USA
Volunteering at The Elephant Sanctuary was more than I could ask for. I came along as the staff person for an Alternative Spring Break trip through Appalachian State University. I was told we would probably not event get to see elephants. We saw a ton! It was great seeing them so happy in their environment. During the volunteer week we were able to transplant bamboo for the Elephants, plant fruit bearing trees of Apples and Pears, and plant more grape vines that will be used as treats for the elephants. We also cleaned out a barn that had not been used for about 20 years. Now it can be updated and used for storage and a place for the Elephants to go during poor weather conditions. We also cleaned out a tool shed and raked leaves for the Elephants to eat. We even cut down tree limbs. We did so much more than this...Everything we did we got to see how it was used or it was explained to us how it was used. The orientation when we arrived was so helpful in learning the plight of elephants. The staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Everyone should be so lucky as to volunteer here. You could tell everyone there loved not just elephants, but all animals.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have them work on PR regarding why it is closed to the public. I don't think the general public understands the reasons behind it.
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