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Youth Volunteering


Name: Niamh Isidore
Age: 18
Niamh Isidore
What inspired you to get involved?
I was inspired to get involved as I enjoy helping and learning from others, gaining new experiences and responsibility and achieving together through participating in group work. I began volunteering in 2008 and currently volunteer at Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre. I regularly volunteer there every Summer and have achieved my 200 Hours Award.
What does your volunteering involve?
My volunteering would involve devoting my personal time to helping others and always remaining committed and enthusiastic.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
I believe that good communication skills, time management, leadership and team working are essential for my volunteering role. The ability to prioritize is important along with having a kind and caring personality and the ability to show human compassion.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Meeting new people and being placed in new settings are some of the aspects I enjoy the most about volunteering. I also thrive upon new challenges and the opportunity to help others. One experience that springs to mind was visiting Ethiopia with ‘Projects Abroad’, which was an excellent opportunity.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I would encourage others to volunteer as it is a great chance to help the community, to work in a team setting and gain life skills. This experience is awarded and recognized in the community and even university. You also get the satisfaction of personal achievement and benefiting others