“I felt like my own experiences would help me in this role and I would get a lot of useful knowledge and skills that would help me in the future.”
Katie | East Riding
A bit about yourself
I recently graduated from the University of Leeds with an MA in New Media. When I started at Working for Health it was for a marketing internship that allowed me to get practical experience in a marketing role. Now I volunteer once a week whilst I’m applying for jobs in my field.
Your volunteer role and responsibilities
My role is social media volunteer. I am responsible for the social media accounts, writing and designing content and helping plan campaigns.
Why did you want to volunteer at Working for Health?
I wanted to work at Working for Health as on my degree I developed a real interest in public communication campaigns and mental health issues has always been a cause I have felt very strongly about. I felt like my own experiences would help me in this role and I would get a lot of useful knowledge and skills that would help me in the future.
How did volunteering at Working for Health benefit you?
Volunteering at Working for Health has helped grow my confidence. Before I wasn’t really sure of my abilities or skills and volunteering has changed that. It also given me something practical to discuss in interviews and cover letters.
Tell us about a moment that stood out for you whilst volunteering
A moment that stood out for me was when we were contacted through Facebook by someone who wanted to use the service. I had just began to develop more of a social media presence on Facebook and I felt proud that my efforts had in some way resulted in someone else getting the help they needed.
Why would you recommend volunteering at Working for Health?
Working for Health is a great place for people who want to help others. Ricky, Diane and Kirsty are so understanding and supportive and really make you feel comfortable and part of the team.