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Youth Volunteering


Name: Mary Laverty
Age: 16
Mary Laverty
Currently studying
A First Diploma in Media at Belfast Metropolitan College Castlereagh.
Why did you choose to get involved in volunteering?
I wanted to gain experience in an area which I was interested in i.e. media
Has volunteering changed you in any way?
It has helped me meet some new and interesting people, learn valuable skills and feel part of something.
Did you have any fears or expectations about volunteering?
I had feared it would be very dull, boring but in fact it was a lot of fun and it gave me the chance to try new things.
Do you think you will continue to volunteer?
I certainly hope I will continue as I enjoy it so much.
Would you recommend volunteering to your peers?
I think itís something everyone should try.