Volunteer Journeys with KVIN

In May we had the pleasure of welcoming Maryam to our volunteer team as a Marketing Assistant. Maryam brought the knowledge from her recent degree in Marketing to our organisation and we were pleased to be able to give her the chance to gain some experience. Maryam helped us with a wide variety of tasks from making ID Badges, preparing money collection tins through to publicity and social media tasks. She also got involved in some market research to help us develop a marketing strategy.

Maryam has now left her volunteering role with us and we are extremely sad to see her go, but at the same time we are over the moon for her, as she has secured her first marketing paid role and will be starting soon! We are so pleased for Maryam that she has been able to develop her skills and that its helped her in her career. We love to see any of our volunteers develop and move onto reach their goals.

The role I performed was the marketing assistant position within the non-profit organisation. My volunteer role included administrative tasks as well as marketing duties as well. In addition to this I have created a contact database, produced a staff/customer newsletter, created the charity LinkedIn page and producing leaflets & posters to name a few. The aim of my role was to raise awareness of the charity and the service KVIN provides as well as producing marketing materials with the goal of establishing links within the community. The office staff have been so welcoming helpful and supportive to say the least as I did not have any office experience therefore guiding me.

Overall this has been a positive experience for me because I enjoyed my time at KVIN due to the charity allowing me to gain valuable marketing/office experience as well as the opportunity to either gain or develop my skills further. KVIN is a fantastic place to volunteer as you are offered relevant training opportunities to grow, you are asked specific activities and tasks you would desire to undertake and you can work whatever hours you choose even if that is an hour a day! It was a pleasure to work with the staff and I will always be ever so grateful for KVIN giving me this amazing chance to work with them.

Many thanks to Maryam for her fabulous contribution to KVIN, if you would like to find out more about volunteering with KVIN take a look at our volunteer page. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator Claire claire.drake@kvin.org.uk 07708 054245

Maryam volunteering in the office preparing some money collection tins for KVIN.
]2 Maryam volunteering in the office preparing some money collection tins for KVIN.

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