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a great way to spend free time
volunteer (Former Employee), Bronx, NYApril 2, 2014
Pros: free lunch, fun with friends, meeting new people.
Cons: long days sometimes
I had a lot of fun volunteering with buildOn and learned to use a lot of skills that I see I need currently, such as communication and patience.
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Gets you involved with your community
Volunteer (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CTJune 4, 2013
Pros: friends, experience, keeps kids off the streests
Cons: only able to go on trek once
Fun to work with, really tries to make a difference in every aspect of the community. Opens up to anybody who likes to volunteer
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Wonderful non-profit organization
Vice President (Current Employee), Stamford, CTMay 19, 2013
Pros: excellent experience
Cons: none at all
BuildOn is a non-profit organization that offers volunteer services and also raises moneys to help build schools for the less fortunate countries.
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My day at buildOn
Fund Raiser (Volunteer) (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 8, 2013
Pros: it was an enjoyable and the days didnt feel like work because it was something new everyday
Cons: i have no cons
Most of the day was spent around Peers and colleagues discussing ways of fundraising,
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Great oppurtunity to work in the community at buildOn
Recreation Specialist (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Bronx, NYSeptember 11, 2012
Pros: experience with special needs children, and other volunteer oppurtunities.
Cons: no cons
Didn't have many co-workers, worked in the community, with kids, and learning proper etiquette such as table manners, and manners in general. I learned how to work with children with all types of disabilities and conditions. The hardest part of the volunteer work is knowing how much energy and patience that has to be excerted all at once. The most enjoyable – more... part of it is knowing its making a childs day, and offering a learning experience for us as well. – less
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Volunteer work
YAC Leader (Former Employee), StamfordApril 21, 2012
Pros: work
Cons: less time
I worked in nursing homes, with little kids and many others. I was a member since sophomore year. i was YAC leader meaning i planned events and stuff for the organiztion
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Amazing organization with amazing people!
Program and Service Coordinator (Current Employee), New York, NYMarch 18, 2012
Pros: great work/life balance, healthcare and retirement, the people, the mission, the students!
Cons: a lot of independent work
buildOn breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. buildOn engages high school students in ongoing service, as well as going overseas to help build schools in developing countries.

I absolutely enjoy working at buildOn. The staff are fun and energetic, and not a day goes by without a laugh. Working – more... with students throughout the week is incredible, and Saturdays are the icing on the cake when we get to complete various projects such as gardening, interacting with children, working with senior citizens, and much more! – less

February 6, 2013

This position has been open since the summer of 2012. A friend of mine interviewed for it, and met all the criteria, but was never contacted to say, in the end, that buildOn would be going with another candidate. The HR person emailed her several times over the course of MONTHS saying, "we'll let you know," but never had the common courtesy to simply send an email saying the truth, and chose to keep them hanging on. How disrespectful! This says a lot about an organization.