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Youth Volunteering


Name: Aoife McCann
Age: 18
Aoife McCann
What inspired you to get involved?
I wanted to be able to give something back to my community. My childhood was made so amazing by volunteers at Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre. I was always inspired to become a volunteer and to make children’s summers amazing!
What does your volunteering involve?
I have done many different types of volunteering. My volunteering ranges from standing in town holding a bucket to travelling to America in the Summer to volunteer at under privileged children’s summer camps.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
My type of volunteering is mainly involved with children, so therefore I require patience, good communication skills and enthusiasm.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I most enjoy the result of my volunteering. I love seeing children enjoy themselves due to my volunteering.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I believe volunteering brings out the good side in people. I would advise others to only volunteer if they are genuinely interested. Always be enthusiastic and wear a smile!!