Impact in the Community
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to volunteer with Inspire
and visit BSix College in Clapton with Dee and Lauren from Impact.
We spent the day with 2 groups of Health and Social Science
students who were on a course with Inspire to help them with work
place skills. Our session was helping them with their interview
techniques. None of us had been back in a college environment since
we were there ourselves, we couldn't believe how long ago it
Lucy from Inspire had a great day of activities planned for us
when we got there, and we had 2 classes across the morning. We
spent the day encouraging positive interview behaviours, practicing
competency based questions and we gave every student a one-on-one
mock interview with feedback at the end.
The students were really receptive to us and were very keen to
gain some real life working skills. It was really interesting
to hear about the different levels of experience in the room - some
people were working in jobs and some had never even attended an
interview before! It was fascinating to speak to the students as
they came from a really diverse range of backgrounds and there were
lots of different personalities in the room.
The experience was eye opening for me and it was a great feeling
knowing we might have helped someone with skills they could use for
the rest of their life. I would encourage everybody to give
volunteering a go, it is great to do your bit for society and you
can gain from it on a personal level too!