My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pathways To Volunteering, Canoga Park, CA, USA
I came across Craig’s LA Mission event on Meetup some years ago before Pathways was even a formal organization-back when it was still at its grassroots stage. It was the very first volunteering event I found after many failed attempts of seeking out volunteer opportunities. I really enjoyed participating in community service clubs as a student but after graduating, I had an incredibly difficult time finding ways to volunteer as an individual. I would call endless shelters and churches during the holidays and was surprised to actually get turned down with responses such as “we have enough volunteers already.” With the facilitation of Craig and his events, I was able to volunteer again-an experience that I always found incredibly rewarding but just simply didn’t know where to look. It was truly admirable to see how dedicated Craig was toward serving the community; he is passionate about helping those in need and it is especially apparent through his interactions with others. In fact, his dedication to the community is almost infectious. He’s also a great advocate for volunteers participating at his events and always puts in the extra effort to make sure everyone is safe, happy, and works hard to provide a large variety of community service opportunities from working with disadvantaged youth, homeless shelters, veterans etc. so that many different populations are served. My experiences working with Pathways have only been positive and I would highly recommend this organization to everyone. Thanks to Pathways, I was able to interact with those less fortunate and gain invaluable experiences along the way. Pathways is such an important asset to both the underserved and volunteers in the community and I look forward to their continued growth and well-deserved success!