SLV Office Administrator

SLVeteran Nifemi

Education: Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience - University of Leicester, UK

SLV.Global Placement: Mental Health Placement, August 2014

Current Role: 'Since volunteering with SLV I have finished my degree and now work as an office administrator in the SLV London office.'

Tell us about your SLV.Global experience: 'I was on the mental health placement for 5 weeks and alongside learning about the culture and the country I also got to visit some of the most beautiful places across Sri Lanka. I got the chance to learn about mental health in a new environment, gain hands on work experience working in a variety of settings and all whilst getting immersed into a completely different culture! My experience was made even better by the team that I was placed with during my time volunteering. It was great to be with like minded people and I definitely made some friends for life! My SLV experience was one that I will never forget and I would highly recommend to any keen travellers and anyone who has a passion for volunteering or psychology!'

Tell us what you gained from the placement: 'My placement with SLV definitely helped me become more open minded towards new experiences.I met such a wide range of people during my placement and I feel that the interpersonal skills that I developed during my time in Sri Lanka are a skill that will benefit me for life! It has been a really great point to discuss at interviews and I feel definitely helps me stand out!'