Former volunteer Will explains how volunteering for CLIC Sargent helped him land a job - and why you should become a CLIC Sargent Volunteer too.
Will started out volunteering in CLIC Sargent’s Bristol office to support the Fundraising team in the run up to our annual UK-wide fundraising event Wig Wednesday.
After seeing an advert he chose to apply to gain experience and skills, but soon found his core driver was the importance of CLIC Sargent's mission, to change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you are young.
Will said: “I was a colleague and a team member first, and a volunteer second."
"I started off with my role focusing on Wig Wednesday, using my researching and communication skills, but over several months my role grew to incorporate a whole range of regional fundraising activities.”
A variety of skills
The skills that came along with volunteering for CLIC Sargent went on to help Will secure employment elsewhere in the charity sector - something he says would not have happened had it not been for the opportunities and learning he gained volunteering at CLIC Sargent.
He added: “Content writing, social media engagement, public speaking, project management, telephone manner, cross-team working, administration skills and IT, were just some of the skills I was given the opportunity to develop."
I was given the opportunity to do real work and make truly genuine contributions.
“You’ll meet interested and invested people who will go out of their way to give you useful opportunities.
“You will develop a huge range of really useful skills. And most importantly you’ll get to see what your efforts achieve and why CLIC Sargent is so important.”
Find out how you could volunteer for CLIC Sargent and what volunteering opportunities we have in your local area. Whether you can give a few months or a few hours, see how you can contribute to our work.
To find out more please contact our Volunteering team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.