Life changing working with people outside the country
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 29, 2017
Working in our community to clean, help and inspire people. The mission is to break the cycle of poverty, low expectation, and illiteracy. Every year, students travel to different countries to build schools and share their cultures. Helping those in need inspire us to do more; Making sandwiches, buying shirt and gloves and other necessities for the needy. Serving in the food pantries and soup kitchens help students learn more.
Trek Manager (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 23, 2017
The team at buildOn is a great team, really motivated individuals who want to promote positive change. The difficult part of the organization are abrupt changes in structure and significant workloads being dumped on individuals.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – June 7, 2017
buildOn is where everyone can come and be who they are. Everyone accepts everyone for who they are. buildOn is where I actually feel like I'm actually helping my very needy community. My buildOn coordinator does her best to help her students and we can always count on her for anything. I enjoy all of our weekly programs including our program meetings.
Lunch and snacks is always provided
This program would no longer be available in my school anymore.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – May 15, 2017
This was a volunteer program in which we did service every Saturday. I really loved it because I met many people from all over the state. This program really opened my eyes and created a space where I was able to enjoy helping people. Through soup kitchens and volunteering at nursing homes I loved it all.
Productive and fun workplace to be in with the students
Internship (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 1, 2017
Build On gave me an opportunity to become more social when it came to interacting with students. I gained a lot of community service hours and visited different places and helped a lot of people. The hardest part of the job was working in the sun and taking field trips.
Fun and friendly work enviroment with staff that care about each other
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – April 15, 2017
build On is a nonprofit organization that strives to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. This organization has changed my life for the better and will continue to help people for years to come.
Raffles, great community, prizes for reaching milestones, no commitment required
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 27, 2017
It was a weekend volunteer internship program for high school students. The BuildOn group would go to local hospitals, clean parks, deliver food to elderly, and participate in soup kitchens around New York. This experience taught me the benefits of giving back to ones community, leadership skills, and teamwork.
Such a prodigious environment and amazing colleagues to work with.
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 7, 2016
Waking up at seven a'clock to get to a service location at around eight or nine was a bit challenging, but after a while i got used to the hours. Our tasks would consist of different jobs every week. Whether it would be taking care of a child or spreading mulch on every tree in a park, we would all have fun as a whole. The best projects are unusually the ones that contain each of us in groups of five or less. Every time we have group projects with different colleagues it was always such a joy to talk to a diverse group of people, constantly learning new things about everyone. Though working with others was a great time, sometimes things get hectic and unorganized within a mass number of students. It would be tough obstacle to get through but in the end we get our job done and have fun doing it.
Free food, reliable colleagues. and great leadership
Community Volunteer (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 27, 2016
if you want your kid in the right place doing good things this is the best place to be they can bring friends and family.it was a great place to do work and at the same time learning. your helping yourself and the earth
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Chicago. IL – February 14, 2015
BuildOn is a great way to volunteer you time and services to those in need doing just about anything. What I learned from volunteering is that even though you don't get money you do give hope and care to those you helped out and that does feel really good, no lie. The people I volunteered with (Classmates) were fun to be around and made even boring projects fun and we always had good laughs. The only hard part about volunteering to me is finding your way to the sites, but an easy google maps search will do the trick. The most fun I had at BuildOn was fundraising for charity, you could sell just about anything as long you know people will buy it. Its all for a good cause, building schools in developing countries.
Usually free food, free fun if you bring your friends along, easy to make friends, depending on where you go you'll get free samples