In this week’s blog, Julie Neisch tells us how she became HOOP’s new Volunteer Coordinator, and why it’s such an awesome job. I came to Arequipa in November, one month into a 6-month trip around South America. I was immediately drawn to the beauty of the city, the historic white center, the surrounding volcanoes, and … Continue reading Introducing our new volunteer coordinator
When I enter the HOOP office at 10am, HOOP’s social worker Silvia Mattiuzzi is already buzzing around. She did five phone calls and arranged three meetings. “So we’re gonna meet the mayor of the municipality to talk about the stray dog problem in Flora Tristán, later we’ll see the psychologist who is working with one … Continue reading Busy like bees: What it’s like to be a social work intern at HOOP
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
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
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!
You might have heard us buzzing about hula hoops, mountains and world records for the past couple of days, and it’s all for a good reason. We are aiming to raise $10,000, by climbing Chachani (6057m) and hula hooping at the top. Please support us by donating here! Campaign leader (and comms intern), Elise spoke to four of the … Continue reading Meet the World Record Challengers