Since it’s Volunteers’ Week this week, we’re taking a look internally and seeing what our staff get up to in their spare time.
Benefits of Volunteering
Charitable causes are not just good for the local community, they also benefits volunteers’ well-being by allowing them to:
- Meet new people
- Gain confidence
- Feel part of the community
- Learn new skills
- Have fun
We certainly encourage everyone to be involved in volunteer efforts and many of our employees do just that.
Kaela is a law student and currently works with us part time as a Research Associate. In her spare time, she volunteers at the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic.
The Law Clinic supports those in the local community by providing access to justice in various legal cases. Students apply to be on the programme and must go through various training exercises, before working on live cases and even attending tribunals!
Kaela said of the volunteering experience;
“Although I have to juggle it amongst my busy schedule as a student, I find it highly rewarding. The Law Clinic gives me good experience and exposure which will help me in the future regarding my career. On top of that, I enjoy helping the vulnerable in society & believe everyone should be able to access legal aid, no matter their position or financial situation. ”
Moreover, volunteering and working part time allows Kaela to practice valuable skills such as organisation and time management.
Michael is our Regional Manager and has dedicated his 40th birthday to charitable causes!
Most people have a blow out for their big birthdays – but not Michael. He has been training hard for his voluntary trip to Zambia! Working with the Celtic Foundation and Mary’s Meals, Michael is travelling to Zambia on 10th June to help renovate a kitchen in a local school. Michael has been raising money for the trip over the past few months, you can read more here.
Find out more about our fantastic team here.