Like many people, I love the idea of doing positive work for the world. I do both little and big volunteer work, on a recurring and one-off basis. But the point here isn't how much praise I deserve (lots 😝), but what's it been like for me working with Code for Fort Collins. Code for Fort Collins is a member of Code for America's brigade program, and I've been involved for a few years. Here I'm going to examine what I've learned from my involvement.