Youth & Under 30s - Profiles

Skip Navigation

Youth Volunteering


Name: Grainne McGillian
Age: 19
Grainne McGillian
What inspired you to get involved?
I was aware that volunteering would look great on my CV and I thought that being able to give something back to my community would be very worthwhile.
What does your volunteering involve?
I help out in my local club in which I help out at funeral dinners, matches, in the shop and also at events. I also manage the UB Camogie in which I teach the children their basic skills. I also help out at Keep Fit which is for primary school children. The aim of the programme is to raise awareness of the importance of keeping fit and to avoid obesity.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
My role requires you to have good people skills and the confidence and independence to improvise when necessary.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I really enjoy the social aspect of it and the skills which I have learnt will hopefully help me in my career in the future.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
Volunteering will look really good on your CV, as volunteering develops skills and is an important factor in community life. My advice would be to be yourself, be happy and most importantly, enjoy it.