My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Nuzzles and Co, Park City, UT, USA
I started volunteering with Friends of Animals Utah (at the Heber Valley Animal Shelter) several weeks ago and am already tremendously impressed with the level of dedication and selfless service exhibited by everyone I have come in contact with. The volunteer staff works with me to accomodate a crazy work/travel schedule so that I have this opportunity to give back, the site manager there calmly and professiionally takes excellent care of the animals while at the same time encouraging and guiding the volunteers. For an animal lover, its always hard to see energetic pets in cages. But these animals clearly get a great deal more attention and love as a result of the well-organized nature of Friends of Utah. Volunteers are lined up several days of every week, which I know means these deserving animals get some respite from their cages and encouragement to remain the loving, healthy animals that will make great adoptees when the time is right.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing how the animlas, despite having to be stuck in cages so much, are loving and playful and socialized, due to the frequency with which they are handled, cared for, played with, cuddled. The caring nature of the staff and volunteers means that these animals really are given some dignity and a second chance.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
change the rules so that donors can specifiy that money donated can be specifically routed to the Heber Shelter. Local donors, like me, would like to support the local facility particularly.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Perhaps keep a list of items that need doanting, chores or longer term fioxes that need to be done/made so that we can make the greatest impact on our own without a lot of hand holding.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I juststarted but already I certianly feel like I will meet friends through this association. The immediate effect is simply one of inner peace, feeling good about giving soem porion of my time and energy to those in greater need (the animals!).
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