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Youth Volunteering


Name: Cathal McGoldrick
Age: 17
Cathal McGoldrick
What inspired you to get involved?
I got inspired to get involved when I heard about the good work that the Order of Malta do. I wanted to learn new things and it seemed like a good opportunity.
What does your volunteering involve?
My volunteering involves going out on different events, mainly at football matches, to give first aid. We also go to rallies and various festivals.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
The skills that I've learned for my volunteering role include medical training, controlling bleeding and administering CPR. Necessary qualities include being a good listener and being able to give clear instruction.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I enjoy working with members of the public and my highlight is going on trips with other members of the order.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I would encourage others to become a millennium volunteer because the award is a great achievement and recognises your hard work. My advice would be to take up the voluntary opportunities available to you.