Tell us about your engagement.
I have volunteered twice in this specific program, which is comprised of a day where employees from different American companies come together to simulate job interviews in English with kids and young professionals. The end-goal for these kids and young professionals is to prepare them for the market, as well as showcase opportunities for growth through education.
How long have you been involved with the organization?
The volunteer day is held once per semester, and this is the second time I’ve been involved.
How can others get involved with the organization?
Anyone in the office can get involved, all it takes is signing up. One of my personal goals is to bring the local chapter of our Amplify group to the next volunteer day to speak, since most of the participants of the program are African-Americans, and having the Amplify team there would show in practice that, through education and dedication, anything is possible!
What stands out to you most through your experience as a volunteer?
What stood out the most for me is the level of dedication and drive exhibited by the participants, since they attend these classes at nights and on weekends because they work and study as well. Also, I was very impressed with the level of English they achieved, as well as how prepared and excited they were to participate in the volunteer day program.
What organization do you volunteer with?
The organization I volunteered with is called +Unidos, which is the result of a partnership between companies connected to the American embassy in Brazil and USAID (United States Agency for International Development), with a focus on bringing education to young Brazilians, empowering them through education and technological knowledge.
Phelipe Bueno Torres | Sao Paolo