Volunteer Happiness Officer
Which placement did you go on?
Graduate Mental Health, Sri Lanka
What inspired you to do the placement?
"I wanted to learn about mental health in another culture and gain some valuable hands on experience with so many different types of people".
What inspired you to start working at SLV.Global HQ?
"It would make me so happy to know that future volunteers may have a fraction of the amazing experiences that I had on placement. I would love to help them on their way to find new and exciting experiences and opportunities".
What was your previous experience?
• Tutored for children in Maths and English for 3 years;
• Helped teenagers with SEN by role modelling various life skills for 1 year;
• Ran lunch clubs for the elderly and created group activities for them for 6 months.
What is your favourite part about interviewing potential volunteers?
"I really enjoy hearing people's enthusiasm and reminiscing about my time on placement when volunteers ask questions"
What advice would you give to a future volunteer?
"Expect the unexpected and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way!"