Hi, my name is Rosheeda and I work as an Admin Assistant for C-Change / dates-n-mates.
How long have you been volunteering with C-Change / dates-n-mates?
I have been working here 5 Month now.
Why did you decide to volunteer with C-Change / dates-n-mates?
Because I gained some skills in college, and currently I can’t work because of my status in the UK. I think volunteering would make me show the skills I have and prepares me of how a working environment would be because when I started I was not confident on how to use the skills I have.
What is your favourite thing about volunteering with C-Change / dates-n-mates?
My Favourite thing about dates-n-mates is that they give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to work if they are willing to. Staff are nice and always asking about my well being.
What would you say are the advantages of volunteering?
It prepares me of how a working environment would be when I get paid employment. I have learned how to communicate effectively within my team and how to work well as a team, it also helps me in updating my skills generally.
What do you plan to do in the future and how might your volunteering experience help with this?
I would like to use the skills I gain to help me in my future place of work. I would like to be an accountant and intend to do my professional exam in the near future.
Many thanks Rosheeda