„There are so many motivated people with different perspectives in Berlin that it is easy to find volunteers.“
Originally from Indonesia, I have been living in Berlin since 2018 and work here as a software developer. Even though poverty is common in my country, I did not expect to see so many underprivileged individuals in the streets of Berlin. Seeing this image made me think that these people needed to have, at least, a roof over their heads. I did not only want to give few Euros but also decided to do something more personal. With the "Rise Foundation," I have an opportunity to cook and have conversations with them.
Of course, the pandemic was quite challenging for us. But we were able to continue our work, with more distance. Moreover, the lockdown forced us to be more creative and fundraise; at the end of the day, we could continue our course. There are so many motivated people with different perspectives in Berlin that it is easy to find volunteers. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about my hometown. Due to this volunteering opportunity with "Rise Foundation", you get to meet great individuals, who want to participate in all kinds of activities.