“I started volunteering as part of my college course but decided to stay on because I saw how much good work the charity was doing. My grandparents have had heart attacks and strokes and they were supported by the charity. I wanted to give something back.
“Through volunteering I have gained lots of new skills and became more confident within myself. I have been able to gain experience of working with other companies in the build up to fundraising events, which has been invaluable. “I have worked on the behind-the-scenes organisation of all of NICHS’s events this year but in particular Benone Run to Remember and Belfast City Marathon.
“I want to work in events management so this volunteering placement has given me lots of valuable, relevant experience for my CV. The staff make you feel welcome and take the time to show you new things. Everyone really appreciates you volunteering your time!”