Written by Hillechien Van der Klaauw who is currently on the Brazil Immersion Programme in Rio de Janeiro.
After being approved to be a volunteer for The Olympic Games in Rio 2016, I saw a great chance to finally take a step in the right direction for me, and for the world. I would like to contribute to an event where all my passions (sports, cultures, languages, and Latin America) come together, but even more, I would like to give something (back) to the local community. After many travels where I have been able to explore different cultures, meet amazing people, experience great adventures and really taste the local life, I feel it is time to help those in need and to add value to their lives.
While being a Social Impact Consultant in Brazil, I hope to contribute to a local enterprise with my commercial (sales and marketing) knowledge. In addition, I am very much looking forward to developing myself personally and professionally in a field I can and want to identify myself with: social movements. I am ready to make an impact!
Would you like to #JoinUs in either Brazil, India, or Sri Lanka in 2016? APPLY HERE. Immersion Programmes are running throughout the year as well as a new programme format for people who can’t take 6 weeks out of their lives – our 2-3 week Inspiration Programme in Rio in August/September, and our flexible volunteer programme _TheAssignment. See our website for more details www.socialstarters.org.