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Name: Melissa Hammond
Age: 18
Melissa Hammond
Where do you volunteer?
Project Zambia and St Dominic's Grammar School
What inspired you to get involved?
Young people from different social backgrounds.
What does your volunteering involve?
Working with young people in developing communities in Zambia, as well as with youth groups in West Belfast.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
I developed good communication, leadership and listening skills through my volunteering.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Getting to develop friendships and relationships with other young people.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
Millennium Volunteers recognises the volunteering work that we do. Volunteering has really opened my eyes and has changed my outlook.