‘It has been wonderful’: Why Kathryn loves volunteering

29 Mar 2019
By Kathryn W., Student at Northumbria University

Finishing my GCSEs and about to embark on a three-month summer holiday, I found a position as a volunteer shop assistant in a local charity shop. This gave me something to do as well as some valuable work experience.

I got to choose when I worked and for how long, taking on the role of cashier but also rotating and organising new stock. It was great to have something to put on my CV, when applying for part-time jobs later on, that wasn’t about my academic achievements.

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I‘m a first year Film and TV Production student and I love all things cats, comedy and crime drama. You’ll usually find me cradling a mug of tea (and a cat when I’m at home) and binge watching my favourite crime shows on Netflix. I’m a keen volunteer and a member of the Drama and M.A.D (Making a Difference) societies.