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Name: Beth Godfrey
Age: 18
Beth Godfrey
What inspired you to get involved?
I was in Brownies when I was ten years old, at that time there were volunteers doing what I do now. When I was a Brownie I really enjoyed being there and so I wanted to give joy to the current Brownies. I also wanted to give something back to the community in some way.
What does your volunteering involve?
I help the leaders of the Brownie Pack by organising games, crafts and helping at formal events. The Brownies see me as a role model so my volunteering involves setting a good example and giving them advice.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
Obviously being a people person is necessary and also interacting well with children. You also need to be able to work in a team as you are working alongside other leaders.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I enjoy being able to talk to the girls and to tell them about my experiences when I was their age. My highlight was been when the girls recognise me in town and they talk to me. Itís the little things like that. Whenever I have had to miss a meeting the other leaders tell me the girls missed me and thatís a very rewarding feeling.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
Becoming a volunteer has multiple benefits. Giving back to the community for example. It does have itís difficult times, such as balancing commitment and school work, but my advice is still to do it! Itís a great way to spend your downtime and youíll meet new and interesting people.