How to quit your job and go volunteering

‘Love it, change it or leave it’. It seems like an easy principle to follow, but often our dreams get thrown by the wayside in favour of living comfortably. Markus Hachmöller – a current HOOP volunteer and former engineer reflects on his decision to quit his job, leave his hometown and go volunteering on the other … Continue reading How to quit your job and go volunteering

Past HOOPsters: Where are they now?

We like to think your time at HOOP can have a big impact on who you are and where you’re going. For some people at least, volunteering is a time when you are working out what to do with your life – or getting experience in something you already know you want to do forever. … Continue reading Past HOOPsters: Where are they now?

A day in the life of… Academic Coordinator

As well as having tonnes of great volunteers teaching English, HOOP has a small team of interns helping behind the scenes. One of them is Rhona Mackay (21) from the UK. Rhona made the awesome decision of doing a year abroad as part of her degree (in Hispanic studies and History), and joined HOOP as … Continue reading A day in the life of… Academic Coordinator

A Pizza Epiphany

We’ve come a long way since an intrepid group of travellers came to Arequipa and set up HOOP in 2012. Now a fully-fledged NGO, with a network of hundreds of people around the world, HOOP co-founder Teresa reflects on HOOP’s amazing growth in this week’s blog. Since HOOP started back in 2012 – with a … Continue reading A Pizza Epiphany

Eddy Chen: An Original HOOPster!

Arequipa has a way of drawing people back again and again. And for the past two weeks at HOOP, we’ve been lucky to have one of our good friends Eddy Chen volunteering with us. It isn’t his second or even his third time here. In fact, Eddy has been in Arequipa every year since 2010. So in … Continue reading Eddy Chen: An Original HOOPster!