Our Volunteers Say

Our Volunteers Say

We have asked some of our saintly students that have volunteered to tell us what they thought of their experience. Read on to find out what they got out of volunteering and what you could too.

Margarita Petkova
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Tell us about your volunteering experience:
As the Events Management Coordinator for My Life My Say (a non-profit organisation aiming to engage young people in Politics), I had final responsibility for the events run by the organisation. I had to make sure everything from planning to completion takes place efficiently.

So let’s hear more about you! Answer the following quirky question: If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Time travel. No doubt.


Shauna Wood
MB Medicine

Tell us about your volunteering experience:
I had been a befriender to a young girl with Downs Syndrome throughout my time at school and I had found it a really rewarding experience. So after hearing about Praxis Care Befriending at Queen’s Volunteer Week last year, I believed it was the perfect fit for me and signed myself up! I have since made a wonderful new friend who I see on a regular basis. We enjoy catching up over a cup of tea and dandering around the shops.
What have you gained from this experience?
I love volunteering with Praxis Care… and being a befriender has not only reinforced things I have already learnt, it has given me a whole new outlook on mental health. My experience will allow me to truly empathise with future patients and has inspired me not only to work in the field of mental health, but to improve it.

For more information on Shauna's inspirational story, click here.

Niamh Scullion
Business Management

Tell us about your volunteering experience:
"I'm currently preparing to travel to Florida with Caudwell Children charity for their annual Destination Dreams wish holiday. Destination Dreams is a fully supported holiday for 25 families with a terminally ill or life-limited child. I can't describe how heart-warming it is to see these families forget their worries within the magic of Disney World and make memories that they can look back on forever."

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Lucia Kearney
Volunteer & Development
Support Officer

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