As today is International Volunteer Day 2015, we decided to ask a couple of our volunteers what volunteering means to them. Join us in celebrating the incredibly important work volunteers do on local, national and international levels. Michelle Cartier-Archambault: “Everyone has their own reasons to volunteer, but when money is not involved and you’re willing to give … Continue reading Volunteering: What does it mean?
Wednesday the 25th of November, several volunteers, the HOOP moms and I took to the streets of Arequipa to participate in the march encouraging the elimination of violence against women. With the sun shining bright, marching bands and banners, hundreds of women raised their voices about a cause so close to their hearts. The date … Continue reading Ending violence against women
We recently held our first HOOP Health Day, where we conducted health lessons at the school and distributed sixty water filters throughout the community. Meanwhile, we were joined by one of the biggest supporters of HOOP’s health initiatives in Flora Tristán, Mr. Wu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Peru. Ambassador Wu shared with … Continue reading HOOP Health Day: An Interview with the Taiwanese Ambassador
Recently we’ve had a brand new pair of hands on deck in the HOOP communications team. In fact, the new addition to the team is… me (Maggie from New Zealand – hi!). Being the new comms intern, I decided to pick the brain of the older and wiser intern to get some further insight to … Continue reading Intern interviews intern: an insight into HOOP’s comms team
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?
HOOP runs smoothly thanks to the support of awesome volunteers. But HOOP exists thanks to some very dedicated HOOP Heroes! So, to say thanks to some of our biggest supporters, we created the HOOP Hero Award. The very deserving winner of our third award has been a HOOPster right from the start. He has supported … Continue reading HOOP Hero… Uncle Chris!