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Name: Rebecca Cassidy
Age: 18
Rebecca Cassidy
Where do you volunteer?
RDA
What does your volunteering involve?
I was volunteering at the RDA, which involved working with horses and disabled people. My role was to lead a horse round the arena during lessons until the rider was capable of going on their own and washing the horses.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I enjoyed working with disabled children the most as is gave me experience with young children and helped me decide my future career plans. My highlight was getting to learn how to horse ride myself.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
My advice would be not to give up on anything if you think you’re not old enough and there is always someone in need for your help. I would recommend volunteering as it gives you a sense of belonging.