HOW DID YOU START VOLUNTEERING?
Kulsoom found out about volunteering through starting her Duke of Edinburgh Award which includes a volunteering element. She has now completed her bronze
and silver awards and is working towards her gold award.
Kulsoom has also taken up volunteering opportunities through her college in Mirfield, helping out at open evenings and events for the main school.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU VOLUNTEER?
Kulsoom has volunteered at Kirkwood Hospice charity shop in Dewsbury processing donations, maintaining a vibrant and clean shop and assisting customers with
queries. She has also volunteered in her school library helping students find the books they need, and shown parents and students around the campus and answered
questions during College open days.
Kulsoom has recently applied to become a Volunteer Befriender at Dewsbury Hospital.
Kulsoom said: “Volunteering for my bronze and silver D of E boosted my confidence massively, which made the decision to start my Gold award a no-brainer!
“Volunteering has made a huge difference to both my personal and academic life due to how flexible it can be and the countless number of skills that I have developed over the years.
“The thing I love most about volunteering is that I am able to see a smile on people’s faces who I have helped. This is what makes my volunteering experiences even better as it puts a smile on my face as well as those who I have helped”
To find out about volunteering opportunities firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01484 519053.