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Youth Volunteering


Name: Joshua Ellis
Age: 19
Joshua Ellis
How often do you volunteer?
7 hours a week
What inspired you to get involved?
My inspiration was my desire to help others in a way which both benefits others and me.
What does your volunteering involve?
My volunteering involves assisting St. Johns with events in my local community. I also volunteer in a Hospital and care home where I talk to the service users.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
Good communication skills and interpersonal skills are very important qualities when on duty with St. Johns because you are interacting with people all the time.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Simply seeing a smile on peopleís faces whenever I can help them.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
I believe others should get involved with Millennium Volunteers as it is a great way of getting recognition for doing voluntary work. More over itís a great way to help others who need it.