My time as a volunteer: How I ran away with the circus

13 Mar 2019
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

When you think of volunteering, you probably think about working in a charity shop, or maybe a soup kitchen. However, at the fresh and spritely age of 12, I stumbled across a slightly different path and found myself volunteering in a circus. It quickly became a huge part of my life and remained so for the next six and a half years.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.