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Volunteer of the Month Shahida

7th December 2018

Shahida , Engage Volunteer.

What do you do within your volunteer role?

I have had various roles I started off supporting Family Plus sessions, talking to parents, signposting them to support and advice. I have also supported the team with preparing the paperwork for these sessions and setting up the sessions in the venue. I have also helped the Business Unit team with Administration duties.

What’s the best thing about volunteering?

Volunteering with such a wonderful supportive team! Whoever I have been with has been lovely and remembered my name and receiving guidance and support to help with my career.

What’s been your favourite moment so far?

There’s many but supporting the Family Plus sessions and realising that this is the field I want to work in was great and making friends with another Volunteer in the team. Receiving support from members of the team was also great.

What new skills have you taken away from volunteering so far?

I have been on great training such as the Safeguarding Training and Solihull Approach which helps in so many ways inside and outside of the role. It has helped me be more aware of ways of helping children and young people.

What 3 words would best describe volunteering for Engage?

Opportunities, developing & Giving

If you would like more information on Volunteering with Engage then please contact us on 0121 709 7000