• We currently have no dates scheduled for 2017/18

    The Immersion Programme

     

     

    "One of the best decisions of my life. I have gained so much more than I could have ever imagined. 10/10."

    Rio Participant

  • Let's Break it Down

    Taking 6 weeks out of your life to share your business skills

    Our Immersion Programme, a 6-week structured group volunteer programme, is for skilled professionals who want to share their skills, meet a like-minded community, travel and have an adventure with a team of incredible individuals. We are looking for people with 3+ years professional experience and a 'can-do' attitude.

     

    Meet some of the previous volunteer Consultants.

    Who you'll be working with

    Entrepreneurs who are tackling issues in their community including Social Entrepreneurs, purpose-driven Start-Ups, NGOs, funded and commercial Social Enterprises, social activists, non-profits, youth groups, women's groups & social purpose businesses. They might be pure start-ups, be in their first 1-3 years, looking to scale, or are 20 years into their impact work but are struggling to adapt in the new world.

     

    Meet some of our inspiring entrepreneurs.

    What you'll be doing

    We will match you with an organisation that requires your skills and experience to carry out a pre-determined consultancy project. You will work with your client to set objectives and complete the project over the agreed period.

     

    Read some of the stories from the field on our blog.

    Who we're looking for

    • Are you open, proactive and ready for an adventure?
    • Do you want to take a break to explore how you can make a positive impact in the world?
    • If you have 3 + years of professional experience and you want share you business skills to make a positive impact, then we want to hear from you!
    Discover who has previously volunteered with us.
  • What's Included

    Accommodation

    We like our group to stick together, as it adds to the collective experience. Staying in local accommodation that's safe and secure, you'll have space to relax at the end of a day of field work, workshops or excursions. Accommodation will either be in a shared house, apartments, homestays or guest houses and we guarantee fans and most mod-cons such as kitchen facilities.

    Trips & Excursions

    It's not all hard work! We organise regular 'headspace' trips to give you some time to relax. It could be anything from: a visit to the beach or a temple, a meditation class, a trip to an interesting local cafe, a hike, cooking class, language lesson or a cultural event. We also arrange interesting talks and visits to see social entrepreneurs and other start-ups in the area.

    Training & Workshops

    We prepare you to become a Social Impact Consultant through our bespoke in-country training.

     

    Workshops include:

    Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship | Start-Up Methods | Consultancy Tools and Techniques | Cross Cultural Working

     

    You also receive your own copy of the _SocialStarters Start-Up Manual.

    Knowledge Sharing

    Do you have experience and knowledge that you can share? Each week volunteers put themselves forward to run workshops for the rest of the group. You can create a 2-3 hour workshop or deliver one created by past volunteers.

    Discovering your 'what next'

    Every other week you can opt in for a half hour one on one session with your Programme Manager. During these sessions you will be taken through a series of coaching tools to help you to reflect on the experience, your personal goals and want you want to achieve following the programme.

  • JOINUS

    #SocialStarters

  • Application Process

    1. Online Application

    2. Q&A

    We arrange a half hour Q&A to get to know you better and find out your motivations for joining the programme. Following the initial chat, we'll let you know if you've been successful moving through to the next round.

    3. Formal Offer and deposit

    If we think you're a good match for the programme, we'll send you a formal offer to #JoinUs

    4. Paying your deposit

    You then need secure your place via a deposit of £400.00 which goes against the placement fee.

     

    5. Getting Prepared

    • We send out our Pre-Programme Guide which includes; information about the programme location, a kit list and how to apply for your visa.
    • You'll be invited to submit your personal details including a passport scan, travel documents and other required information.
    • You book your flights, any necessary visa and ensure your accommodation is sorted.

    6. Paying your balance

    At least 6 weeks before the programme start date you pay the remaining balance of £1680.

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Find out how you can make an impact with youthful start-ups in Brazil.

We're looking for talented business professionals to share their skills with young entrepreneurs in Rio this fall. Is that you? Drop us your email and we'll get in touch with more information!

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