Our most recent student placement was student Sophie Little.
Sophie is a student at Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and spent her placement working with the Policy and Research team.
“Volunteering at Diverse Cymru was the thing that made me stand out for my student placement – my experiences here was practically all I talked about in my interview.
“The student placement will be around collecting data on pulling out challenges for 1st year students, typing up transcription notes – really all they asked me about was the time at Diverse Cymru, and working to strict deadlines. When Joe and Ele were off, I came in and got on with it, they really liked that.
“I talked about the amazing experience I had at GOFOD3 – my placement required confidence in networking and talking to organisations, so communicating with a range of different organisations at GOFOD and building my confidence there was really useful.
“The bits I loved the most were that I got to come to staff training; I got to come to a Have Your Say event.
“It made it real, and showed me what working in a charity was really like. So many volunteering opportunities are just paper work and filing, and I found this volunteering experience was so much more.
“I was never afraid to ask for help – the constant support Ele and Joe provided to me taught me to ask questions when I wasn’t sure.
“Volunteering at Diverse Cymru made me want to work in a charity!”