What volunteering were you involved in?
I worked as a Student Tutor in my first year and then the Student Tutoring project leader in my second year.
Why did you decide to volunteer?
I wanted to meet new people and make a difference in my new local community. I knew I wanted to become a teacher so I thought it was a chance to get some valuable experience.
What did you gain/learn from volunteering?
I feel like I gained lots of experience that I was able to talk about in job applications and interviews this year. Also volunteering was great for my mental health and I felt i'd made a real difference.
What have been the highlights of your volunteering experience?
I loved working with children but also getting to meet new people. I loved being a project leader because i was able to shape Warwick volunteers and make a difference to other people's uni experiences.
Do you think your volunteering has had an impact on your career?
Yes definitely! It was great to talk about in job applications and I am now working for the Civil Service in which helping others is key.
Do you think volunteering has had an impact on your wellbeing?
Yes it was great having the structure of volunteering every week during my Uni term which could sometimes be quite manic!
What advice would you give to students who want to get involved?
Do it! it will make such a positive difference and give you transferable skills.
Name: Emily Marsh
Year of study: 3rd Year
Subject of study: History