VOLUNTEER PROFILE

Status:

Hillary


Role:

Volunteer

Organization:

Let's Connect Volunteer

Location:

SOUTH AFRICA

Gender

Female

About me:

My name's Hillary, I’m 27 years old, and I was born and raised in a small Italian hamlet with 100 inhabitants. No wonder why, after I graduated from High School and worked in the family business for one year, I decided to leave my hometown and go on an adventure to discover the world. I ventured into the most diverse jobs to survive abroad: the waitress, the dog groomer, the hostess, the customer service representative, the teacher, and the Au Pair, to name a few. By doing so, I not only visited about 30 countries and lived in 5 of them, but I also developed a great passion for traditions, diversity, history, nature, and people. For the past two years, I decided to settle in Cape Town and dedicate myself to psychology to deepen the many questions about human nature that have inevitably arisen during my travels. At present, I collaborate as a guest writer with a non-profit organisation aimed at seeking educational opportunities for African students. I would like to get engaged with more volunteering opportunities to grow closer to my community, support those who are in need, and gaining practical experience in a field that can be relevant to my studies. Studying online, I have to face the issue of isolation. It doesn't only put a strain on my motivation from time to time; it also makes it challenging to gaining a practical understanding of psychology. I see volunteering as a solution to overcome the difficulties that I’m encountering while studying online. I have a great passion for psychology, and I want to maximise the opportunities to learn as much as I can about it, also to understand which branch of the subject best suits my skills and personality. In the future, I hope to contribute by doing some good to our society, reminding as many people as possible that sobriety is the quintessence of happiness and that the more we economise every single aspect of our daily life, the more we move away from the purest meaning of it. I believe that in education lies the hope for a better future. It can give the opportunity for a more significant number of people to reflect, reason and, perhaps, escape from difficult situations.

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