Pros: validation. organization. management. proactive
Cons: some volunteers still afraid to team lead. a creative solution needed
New York Cares gave me the opportunity to dive into many different worlds to find my niche. I feel social service, locally or globally, is a valuable component in creating personal and societal cohesiveness.
When I was green to the organization, the chain of command allowed me to reach out to someone else if I could not get in contact with my primary manager. The responses were always positive.
Their website was always user friendly, but they have recently updated it to give the volunteers more validation. Everyone needs a little validation.