My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA
Environmental Volunteers gets me out of the house and enables me to give back to my community. I lead hikes in our local parks and open space and teach the EV kits in grades K-5 classrooms. I am able to share the outdoors and help students wonder about what’s there and appreciate it. It’s a wonderful feeling when you are in the classroom, and then see the same class outside and the students link the experiences together.
I do not have an education background and I’m not a earth science or ecology major. And that’s what’s so great about it. I am continuing to learn not only from the organization, but also their volunteers! The organization continues to evolve to the current teaching standards and revises their teaching accordingly.
I love the flexibility because it is different than other volunteer opportunities where you are scheduled for a specific time and day each week. Their online system lets me select the location, time and date, as well as subject I”m working with. It’s not always a perfect fit with my schedule, but there are plenty of opportunities available.