The strike against political corruption in Brazil last June illuminated a desire among Brazilians for change, including ways to improve the lives of ordinary citizens. Volunteering is a novel approach to create better public services through citizen involvement, and Atados is an answer to the growing demand for volunteer opportunities in Brazil.
As Hilton Bogotá volunteers planted pine trees, repaired a basketball court, painted picnic tables and more at the nonprofit school Fundación Colegio Nueva Granada during a school day, they had an eager audience.The activities show how Hilton Worldwide brings their employees together to serve the communities in which they live, work and raise their families.
Charities in the U.K., and those in the voluntary sector in particular, are alive with ideas, activity and brilliant people, and it’s a pleasure to have your work life be part of that. We are seeing real change as many adults and young people are starting to realize that charities need money, but they also need time, human resources and skills.
Volunteering at a psychiatric hospital can be challenging, even unsettling. New volunteers can get overwhelmed by stares from excited patients or abrupt changes in a patient’s behavior. As a volunteer manager and a former psychiatric nurse with 40 years of experience, Catherine Chua knows how to put both patients and volunteers at ease.