My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Austin, TX, USA
As a volunteer I am happy to bring a healthy meal - and some personal contact - to people who might otherwise spend their days alone, possibly with inadequate nutrition. The clients are grateful, the job is rewarding, and all the staff - from those who prepare and distribute the meals to those who make the calls for substitute volunteers - are warm, enthusiastic, and caring. On the occasion that my last client wasn't home, I was actually able to sample the food, myself, and am happy to say that it is very tasty. I know we take great care to ensure that it is delivered promptly so that the hot foods remain hot and the cold foods cold. The organization also has many other programs designed to help those in need. Altogether an outstanding organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the connections I've made with my clients and their appreciation of the food and conversation.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make these services available to even more people.
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?
Other than compensating volunteers for their travel costs (which would cut into funds available for the services provided), I really can't think of any.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It gives me personal satisfaction to know that I am connecting with these people each week and giving them a healthy, tasty meal.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I find it very rewarding to be able to spend my free time helping others. Even the fact that I don't enjoy driving - and have a route that encompasses about 20 miles - doesn't detract from the enjoyment of getting out and seeing my clients.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?