When you think of student life, you often imagine echoey lecture halls, old bicycles and student union parties. But there’s one thing many students aren’t aware of – it’s a wonderful time to start volunteering for Macmillan.
Katie was one such student who saw volunteering as a way to make herself stand out from the crowd.
‘I’d heard about the Macmillan internships and the opportunities they’d offer, so I thought ‘why not?’. Immediately she then applied for a Macmillan internship and things were never quite the same again.
Watch Katie’s life-changing story.
Now, as president and chairperson of the Glasgow University Macmillan committee that aids the West of Scotland Fundraising team, Katie explains, ‘We’ve done everything from bucket collections to raising awareness, trying to get other students involved.’
But it’s not just people affected by cancer who will benefit from your fundraising, you will too.
‘If you’re applying for jobs you can put volunteering alongside whatever your main focus is, and employers can see you’re a well-rounded person – volunteering experience comes across very well on your CV.’
But you don’t have to be in university to enjoy volunteering – you can get involved whatever your age.
To find great volunteering opportunities in your area just like Katie did, visit the Volunteering Village today.