I started volunteering at Red Cross in the Migration Support Program as a Volunteer Administration Assistant and I now work in International Humanitarian Law also as a Volunteer Administration Assistant. My jobs have covered archiving files, data entry, attending video conferences, doing phone work and working on spreadsheets.
Being at Red Cross has helped me because of the acceptance of everyone here, regardless of who you are or your physical or intellectual ability. Also, I have trouble dealing with change. At Red Cross they make sure they have told me about any change before it has happened and make sure I am OK. My disability can make me very tired and they are understanding of this so they make sure that I am always feeling 100%.
Volunteering at Red Cross I get an amazing amount of respect and total acceptance from the team. Every morning I walk in I am greeted with a “Good Morning” or a “Hello”.
As a volunteer you learn amazing skills and experiences, but the best thing about volunteering is the people you meet and the friends you make.