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An Inspiring Story

By Angelica V. I have always had a soft place in my heart for kids; in high school I was President of the Key Club, the school’s volunteer club, and partook in many activities geared towards helping children. As a group, our club would volunteer to operate the game...

COVID, Social Media, and Loneliness

By Angelica V. As I gaze at my boyfriend over FaceTime video chat, I sigh deeply and say “I miss you”. Seeing him over video chat is some semblance of small relief, but remains inadequate all the same. Ever since my COVID-19 diagnosis, I have been unable to see him in...

Interview With A Volunteer: Sherry

Our third and final interview for this “Interview With A Volunteer” series made the largest impact on me, the interviewer, during our discussion. Sherry told me a story that I was not prepared for. After getting to know her for some time, I knew that her life was an...

Interview With A Volunteer: Ric

Our organization is extremely selective when it comes to who we decide to volunteer with us. We want to make sure our team is built with people who are equipped to understand the tumultuous curve balls that life can throw at us. This requires several things: an open...

Interview With A Volunteer: Paula

At Listen.One, an important thing we strive for is transparency. When we talk to people about what is going on in their lives – they are transparent with us. That does not necessarily need to be a one-way street. While our main goal is to listen, it is important...

Overcoming the Fear of Reaching Out

by Angelica V. Reaching out is scary. It means getting outside of our comfort zone and letting down our guard. It means showing a side of ourselves that we don’t share very often and allowing others into our inner space. All of these things can be extremely...