Glory Kimorori found out about volunteering during her third year studying at Griffith University. She has since started volunteering with Volunteering Services Australia as a part of her community internship course but has now continued volunteering despite her internship being completed.
“I receive an email encouraging international students to volunteer to help gain work experience. Originally I wanted to learn about the working environment in Australia but now I am intrigued with how giving back makes a difference in people’s lives,” she said.
She has spent the last 3 months utilising the skills she has learnt during her studies as a marketing assistant with VSA, completing a range of tasks from monitoring social media pages and creating graphics to market research.
“Being able to put the theory we learn about at uni into practice and being able to explore my creative side has been the highlight of my volunteering experience,” she said.
Glory has credited volunteering for impacting her personal growth and helping her communication skills and creativity and wishes she has started volunteering sooner.
“It’s more than just work experience, it’s the ability to learn, meet new people and create long term friendships and impact the community. I wish someone had told me to start volunteering sooner,” she said.
If you would like to become a volunteer, visit www.vsaustralia.org.au/becomeavolunteer to find out more.