My experience of volunteering with MDUK

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A few months back I was wondering what it was like to be in a work environment, as I’ve always been in an academic setting since I left school at the age of 16. I’m now 20 and currently studying for a degree in social sciences. So I haven’t actually really thought or had the chance to consider the world of work at all, and it wasn’t until recently I was unsure about what I was going to do after I finish my degree in a few years’ time.

So over the last few weeks I’ve been going up to Muscular Dystrophy UK’s office in London two days a week to volunteer.

I’ve mostly been working in the Trailblazers campaigns team, apart from one day when I had the opportunity to volunteer in the Event and Fundraising team.

On the first and second week I was asked to come up with a possible campaign plan, and have a go at producing a survey and think of some questions for a Facebook Q&A on employment. Also the second week involved me working on creating automated tweets in the events and fundraising team!

Last week I wrote a short news story for this website about another Trailblazer being featured in an article by the New Statesman, I was then asked to think of some questions to ask another Trailblazer about their experiences of learning to drive, which will form the basis of an interview. And I also created this blog you are currently reading!

Over these last few weeks I have really enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer in an office environment, and be given a wide range of work to complete.


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