Our Volunteers’ Comments

Reviews and Feedback From Our Volunteers

Hearts and Minds is a great organization because of their passionate and motivated team. Their rewarding volunteer opportunities can be attributed to their president, Bill Blackman, who works to ensure that every volunteer has a valuable experience. His transparency and ability to understand if the organization would be well aligned with each volunteer allows him to build a mutually beneficial experience. The office environment really facilitates learning and growth, as you are able to work closely with Bill and other professionals.

— Linda P.

I was a recent immigrant in 2009 when Hearts and Minds made a huge difference in my life. I barely had any experience in the United States since I came in 2007. After being a full time volunteer for three months, I stood out among the other applicants for an accounting position. I got the job, and three months later I was offered a full-time position with benefits and vacation time. My work with the company is going very well for two years now. Additionally, during my time at Hearts & Minds I made new friends from all over the world, and I am truly touched by all the people who selflessly contribute to the End Poverty Campaign.

— Katerina Ogneva-Dobryanskaya

I love that everything we do is organized and run by volunteers. It allows every member a chance to contribute in the most personally satisfying (and useful) way. We are awesome.

— Mark Van Hare

I felt like an important part of the organization, as if my input truly affected decision making. The mission should inspire all of us to get involved more in our communities.

— Tamara R., Carnegie Mellon University

Hearts and Minds helps others realize they have potential within themselves to change and help others change as well.

— Leah Cheng, Baruch College CUNY

I like the Hearts and Minds mission. It’s an original idea but a basic one, too.

— Liz Hoffman, high school student, New York City

This organization can be very beneficial to people who are interested in volunteering. It can also help others become interested in volunteering.

— Marissa C., University of Wisconsin, Madison

I like the fact that people are taking their own time to help with the website and magazine. And I also like the fact that we’re helping others help others. I’ve enjoyed my stay here at Hearts and Minds and hope that the network expands in the future.

— Brian Petersen, SUNY New Paltz

This is needed to help give people a push in the right direction, helping them get involved. It will be exciting and fulfilling, when this organization takes off, to know that I was a part of its beginning stages and that I helped make it happen. I thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I enjoyed working here and I know all the skills that I gained here will help me in the future.

— Stephanie Prager, Lehigh University

What most attracted me to Hearts and Minds was its vision. A non-profit organization that utilizes marketing for social good – a pretty brave and worthy mission, don’t you think? One of the best things about Hearts and Minds is it’s both young and innovative. This allows an intern to make an impact. This is a place where your ideas are valuable and welcomed. It’s both refreshing and inspiring to be part of an environment where people really care about what they’re doing.

— Janet Lee, Wharton, (See My Volunteer Experience section to read more)

I like the goals and the mission of Hearts and Minds and I like what it’s working to accomplish. It’s nice to know there are organizations around like this. I hope I have greatly helped Hearts and Minds. They have helped me – not only with learning and job experience, but with making myself a better person. Hearts and Minds makes me feel useful and really takes into consideration my ideas and comments. Knowing that I am helping such a great cause really makes me feel better about myself. I feel that I had a great experience. I definitely plan to work here again. Thank you for the opportunity.

— Shelby Wood, University of Maryland

Thank you for allowing me to intern for Hearts and Minds this summer. Not only did I learn a lot of useful skills but I really believe in what this organization stands for. I greatly respect the efforts you are making to effect change in the world. As promised, I have been spreading the word about Hearts and Minds around campus.

— Tara Cremin, Ithaca, NY
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