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Barry14

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Review for Room To Read, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Like many, I first learned of Room to Read from reading John Wood's first book. As an IT person the title was compelling! Having read it, I got in touch with the Sydney chapter. I've done a little work in the Non-profit sector before and felt that though the organisations I'd worked with were well-intentioned, I didn't necessarily share the same ethos when it came to getting things done. This is so different at Room to Read - the organisation is very goal oriented, ambitious (look at the goals of the Destination Literacy Campaign), well organised, metric-oriented and fun. At no point though do you forget why you're involved and the thing I particularly love about Room to Read is that volunteers get to experience the tangible benefits of their fundraising - seeing, hearing, meeting the children whose lives they've changed, the opportunity to build a library or school in parts of the world that really needs their assistance. Intellectually, it's a no brainer too - education is the key to world change. World Change starts with educated children.
It's a great organisation to be a part of and I'm very proud to be associated with it.
Barry Murphy

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?

2014

Role:  Volunteer