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"Having finished university, I lacked work experience, and these days almost all jobs require this as a basis. So when the opportunity arose to work as a Volunteer Database Assistant at Blood Pressure UK I jumped at it.
Over my time I learned a lot about how charity databases worked, about Gift Aid and general administrative duties, and I also gave input during the development of the new website. I learned a few things about healthy eating along the way, with the bonus of helping out a good cause in a friendly environment with staff who make you feel like one of the family.
I originally started off attending 4 hours a week. But quickly realised that the more I did the more experience I would get. I increased my time to 2 days a week and was given progressively bigger projects and tasks to do. It was well worth it because I used what I had picked up in my interviews and thanks to the work experience gained I got the job I have today.
The best advice I could give to a potential volunteer is to keep in mind that the time and effort you give can go a long way."