Farhat Sekandary - LLB (Hons) Law
"“Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door.” I have changed for good by being a gateway accessor at Citizen Advice. I advised an average of 10 clients per day over the telephone with their day-to-day legal issues such as benefits, work, debt, housing, and immigration. Initially, I started volunteering because I want to gain more professional experience, especially an overview of the main legal issues affecting my local community and an awareness of the socio-legal effects of the lack of the legal aid. However, this opportunity did not only allow me to gain such amazing expertise and knowledge, but it also enabled me to help the local community with free, confidential and independent advice, speak up about their issues, which has amazingly contributed to my personal development.
Anna Appleton - BSc Biomedical Sciences
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." I have changed for good by volunteering with St John Ambulance when I was 15 years old, starting out as a Cadet. I went on to become a youth leader teaching first aid to cadet before coming to university only to continue my volunteering journey and become the Unit Manager to Westminster LINKS, First Aid Society and the student volunteering unit of St John Ambulance. Volunteering isn't about having to do something, it's about wanting to do it, and what you do makes a difference.