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Youth Volunteering


Name: Sophie Smith
Age: 18
Sophie Smith
What inspired you to get involved?
I want to be a nurse and during my health and social assignment, I went to my local care home for my placement. I continued this during the year.
What does your volunteering involve?
Talking to residents Observing nurses and carers feeding residents helping with activities
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
Patience Listening Honesty Integrity Motivation Reliability Team-working Public speaking
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
Learning new skills Seeing the different roles within the setting. Meeting new people
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would give them?
Great for CV and for personal statement Sense of achievement