THE FOLLOWING IS AN ACTUAL TESTIMONIAL FROM A ONE BROCK VOLUNTEER ON THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH ONE BRICK. THANK YOU MARTHA FROM THE ENTIRE ONE BRICK TEAM FOR YOU KIND WORDS.
I moved to Chicago about a year ago and didn’t know anyone. One night I started googling things to do in the city and found One Brick. I’ve always loved volunteering and the social component was like icing on the cake. Getting to make a difference and make new friends at the same time sounded like the perfect combination. I love everything about One Brick. It’s a great way to volunteer.
First of all, it’s soooo easy. There’s a calender posted online with various events. (Check it out athttp://www.onebrick.or…) All you have to do is find an event that looks interesting to you, sign up, and volunteer. There’s no orientation or commitment, and you can sign up for as many or as few events as you want.
The variety of events is another plus. In the past year, I’ve gotten to cook lunch for the homeless, package condoms, bake cookies, paint a grade school bathroom, garden, and so much more. I love that I’ve been able to have so many different experiences and see different areas of the city. One Brick is never boring.
It’s also a great way to meet people. After every event we go out to get food or drinks and to socialize. It’s always a good time! I’ve met some great friends through One Brick and also met some wonderful interesting people. I can’t say enough good thing about this organization!