Within a few weeks following the Neighborhood Rehab Project’s Day of Service on September 10, 2016, every family that signed up to Be A Tool, and participated, received an eMail survey. We received 125 responses – 46% from Golden, CO 32% from Arvada, CO and 22% from Englewood, CO.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. You can find a breakdown of the questions and responses here. The real value, though, came from the input we received to three write-in questions:
What did you like about The Neighborhood Rehab Day of Service?
What did you dislike about the event?
Do you have suggestions for next year?
Many who responded took the opportunity to comment on the camaraderie, the sense of community, and the cooperation among the 760+ volunteers who turned out to Be A Tool at the event. Of the 92 responses about what people liked about the Day of Service, many remarked about the good feeling they got from helping neighbors in need.
Others appreciated being able to bring their kids and share the volunteer experience with their
In each of the three Colorado cities – Golden, Arvada and Englewood – a good deal of support came from members of local churches who were able to express their faith-based values in the work they did and the spirit in which they did it.
The survey responses also provided the Neighborhood Rehab Project team with constructive suggestions and recommendations for improvement. We received great advice for better communication about projects and preparation for the Day of Service, and some ingenious ideas that could enhance the volunteer experience and make what’s good even better. For example:
“Not knowing what I would be doing makes it hard to prepare. I helped paint a home and I have a ton of supplies I could have brought.”
“Name tags (even a roll of masking tape and a sharpie) for the homeowner to know who is at his/her house and for teammates to identify each other.”
The Neighborhood Rehab Project, founded in 2011 in Golden, Colorado, expanded in 2016 to include neighboring cities – Arvada and Englewood. This growth couldn’t happen without the contributions of the people who live in these communities and who genuinely care about the well being of their neighbors. For that, we are grateful.
The feedback collected in the post-event survey will be central to our planning process. You can subscribe to our newsletter or sign up below to stay informed about registering for our next Day of Service in September 2017, and about our monthly local projects and volunteer opportunities.