Future First Alumni Programme Officer, Joy, tells us about her volunteering experience with Oxfam.
I have been volunteering with Oxfam for four years. I have helped out at various UK music festivals, campaigning to raise awareness about Oxfam’s work and encouraging festival-goers get involved.
I have also helped out with the Oxjam Music Festival, an annual event that takes place across the UK, managing teams of volunteers across the South West and Wales.
“Volunteering is really rewarding, especially when you can see that the work you are doing makes a real difference.”
I’ve always looked for volunteering opportunities with charities that work on causes I am passionate about, and that will give me valuable skills and experiences. I initially got involved with Oxfam when I saw the Oxjam role advertised on their website. Through that experience I started to become involved with the charity in other ways.
Volunteering is really rewarding, especially when you can see that the work you are doing makes a real difference. It’s also a great way to try new things, gain skills and meet new people, whilst contributing to the amazing work of your chosen charity.