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Forget the HHs, go volunteer

May 13, 2010
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I’ve lived in New York, Minneapolis, and made several trips to Chicago, but no city seems to love the organized happy hour more than Washington DC. There are at least 3 to 4 fundraiser happy hours every week, The Park at 14th has a popular happy hour every Friday, and there are countless other places that have a designated night for their official happy hours. Most people say they go to them to network (gag) and meet new people. but there are other ways to meet new people and avoid awkward conversation starters. Instead of going to another HH, go volunteer with One Brick.

One Brick DC is an organization that provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community. I volunteered at a few One Brick events when I lived in Minneapolis and really enjoyed my experience. But unlike usual volunteer events where you just go to help and leave, they usually have some type of social gathering afterwards. When I went to early morning activities, they would organize a brunch or lunch after. So if you’re looking for a new way to meet new people, I highly recommend checking out the One Brick DC calendar and signing up for an event. http://washingtondc.onebrick.org/calendar/

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