Rachel

Volunteer Happiness Officer

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Which placement did you go on?
Advanced Placement, Sri Lanka

What inspired you to do the placement?
"I found it really hard to gain hands on experience in Psychology, and I also wanted to combine volunteering with travel."

What inspired you to start working at SLV.Global HQ?
"To be able to gain experience working in a global organisation alongside studying for my Masters."

What was your previous experience?
• I have worked in brain injury, as well as a stepped care mental health facility.
• I am currently studying a MSc In Mental Health Studies. 

What is your favourite part about interviewing potential volunteers?
"Hearing about each volunteers unique experiences, and what they can bring to the team."

What advice would you give to a future volunteer?
"Go out on to your placement with an open mind and loads of enthusiasm. The more you put in, the more you will get out of it!"

Ellie SLV