My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, Oakland, CA, USA
I have only been to St. Vincent once in my lifetime, but it was an enjoyable experience. My favorite part about the project was getting to see all the personalities that showed up to receive meals, and most were gracious. Seeing them well-fed and content really made my day. The tasks were also fairly basic, and nothing was too vigorous. This was the perfect project for first-time volunteers, especially, who had a lot of time to bond over a meal well-prepared.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make the dining room bigger and make the kitchen much bigger! St. Vincent reaches out to 1,000s of locals every day it serves, so it would be nice to create a bigger community for them to enjoy.
Thank you for sharing your positive experience, and for donating your time to help us help others! We are so grateful for your service. We wish we could expand exponentially - but right now, the best way to impact more people is to get more volunteers through our doors who can help us serve even more people. We hope to see you, and your friends, again soon!