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Youth Volunteering


Name: Conor O'Hare
Age: 18
Conor O'Hare
What inspired you to get involved?
I had heard friends speaking about their positive experiences and this encouraged me to volunteer.
What does your volunteering involve?
I work with special needs children.
What skills or qualities are required for your volunteering role?
This role requires a lot of different skills, including communication, team work, empathy and patience. I also need to be responsible, caring and have a positive mental attitude.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering and what has been your highlight?
I really enjoy seeing the positive benefit of my volunteering on the children that I work with.
Why would you encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer and what advice would you give them?
Volunteering provides you with many rewarding and fulfilling experiences, which allow you to mature and develop as a person. My advice would be to persevere through the tough times because the good times are more than worth it.