Mia Carvalho

Full name:

Mia Carvalho

Age:

24

Grown up in (City/Country):

Lisbon, Portugal

Now Living/Working in (City/Country):

London, England

Highest educational degree:

Bachelor

Actually working as:

Bartender

Three most important issues concerning Europe in my view:

Corruption, social and economic inequalities, climate change.

What makes me enthusiastic about Volt:

Volt gave me hope. Gave me a voice when I felt silenced, forgotten and neglected. Volt gave me the family I’ve never had. No matter our differences, our ego is put aside for the sake of the common good. Passionate fighters for the change that needs to happen before it’s too late. Volt is another chance to fight back.

My main reasons for joining the „Community Organization Program“:

This executive programme strikes me as being the missing puzzle piece that will teach me how to strategise and create effective organisational structures to build community, empower and mobilise people. A unique opportunity to become an inspiring and competent leader who creates a domino effect: one by one, empowered people to become change leaders themselves. They take action, they transform themselves and those around them. They change themselves to then change lives. No matter how small the resources, with imagination and hope they thrive through uncertainty for a better future for all. This course can not only give me the right tools but also allow me to learn with others around the world how to change this bleak Britain. Yet, London is now my home and has been more loving than my own country has ever been. To return the love I want to gift positive change.

With my newly acquired knowledge my goal is to:

Change the current voting system in the UK by building a community within my Make Votes Matter Alliance local group. By empowering people around me, they can become leaders of change themselves and take action, no matter how small the resources nor how difficult is the path to achieve Proportional Representation is.

Contributions could be tax deductible in your country. We are a community of thousands of citizens, and we keep growing at a faster rate than we could have ever hoped for. That’s why Volt needs the economic support of every single one of us. Together, we can drive a real change and re-invent European politics. We are all investing our time and our hopes in this project, so let’s make it real. With your contribution, we can revolutionize the way politics is done. Our donation policy: For donations exceeding the cumulative amount of €3.000 within a year, we will disclose the identity of the donor in compliance with our donation policy, provided that you give us your explicit consent. If you refuse, the total amount of your donation will be returned to you.