My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM INC, Washington, DC, USA
I've had years of association with FONA events & staff. •• As a garden school coordinator with DC Public Schools, watching & learning from FONA led educators/gardeners who had great rapport with teachers & kids alike. ••Then, working with the DC Beekeepers Alliance on the two Youth Garden's beehives on an ad hoc basis & mentoring a staff member now & again. •• And again, working with about 15+ teens in their Youth Garden summer camp, tasked with a hands-on honey harvest (from the comb), which was an absolute blast: the kids were the real treat but the interaction with the Youth Garden counseling staff was magic as was the leadership & team skills of the kids - that was rewarding! •• I've volunteered before, during & after the Annual Garden Fair - directing vendors & cars, helping set up tents & tables, posting signs, clean-up, etc. - nothing too taxing or rigorous but very satisfying. Refreshments for an enormous volunteer staff always provided. • • Now & again I've gotten to do minor volunteer tasks, met some staff. •• I love the place, the people and the purpose.