Volunteering: A Young Person’s Experience
I was 14 when I had my first taste of volunteering, I wasn’t aware of it at the time, I was just going along with my Grandparents to the local history group. But looking back, I can see how I would help other people use the computers and research their family history.
The seeds of volunteering had seemingly been sowed. During my student years, I joined the local carnival committee and have remained a member for the last 5 years.
Throughout this time, I have had some wonderful experiences, learnt lots of new skills, found employment through my volunteering work and met people who inspire me.
National Student Volunteering Week is a celebration of student volunteers, whether you volunteer within your college, university or local community.