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Maurissa P.

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Review for The Give An Hour Nonprofit, Bethesda, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Give An Hour has inspired me to believe in "the power of one". Give An Hour was formed as a result of 1 young girl's observation of a homeless veteran, which inspired 1 woman to found an organization where 1 person can donate 1 hour of their time, expertise, skills etc to better the lives of our military personnel and their families.

The idea is so simplistic; so easy for every 1 of us to become involved... and Give An Hour does a wonderful job harnessing the collective power of it's volunteer network to deliver mental health services to military personnel and their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I haven't personally experienced the services provided by Give An Hour, but I have benefited by volunteering with them. As stated above, this organization renewed my belief in "the power of one". I am so grateful that they provide a place where I can easily donate my time and skills to a great cause. Watching this organization grow from an idea into a full-fledged non-profit that is providing mental health services to some of the most deserving citizens in the USA, definitely makes me feel proud.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I honestly cannot think of any changes I would make to this organization. They have a well planned strategic vision that I know they will continue to implement as they recruit more volunteers and receive additional funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have met some incredible people by volunteering with Give An Hour. I've had opportunities to sharpen my skills, network (professionally) and make new friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Proud and like I had the ability to make a difference... 1 hour at a time. :)

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I began volunteering my time with Give An Hour in an administrative capacity about 5 years ago. In the grand scheme of things, I feel I play a small role, but it's a role that is needed and one that I can commit to. .