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Community Volunteer of the Month December- Ivy- Ananda Etuk

Name: Ivy- Ananda                                                                                                                     

Course:Public Health Year 2

Campus: Chelmsford

Volunteer Award: Community Volunteer of the Month

What are your main duties and how do they benefit others?

KE presentations like the power of giving to encourage people of the different skills they can acquire through volunteering and what they can achieve.

Welcoming visitors and there dogs to the dog therapy. This would be beneficial in learning about dogs how to  have good communication with them and their owner and how they  they can make us happy.

SHOKE-safer streets for women in collaboration with the Essex police were i had to present a video on how safe our streets can be if we trusted in the police and more awareness from an early stage. This would be beneficial in people coming out to speak if they were harassed and not be afraid.

Alzheimer's society. Helping  as a marshal during the memory walk to raise funds and awareness for people with dementia.

world kindness day this benefits others on how we can encourage one another and reassure those who are ill.I made cards and send to those who had terminal illness and reassured them.

What have you enjoyed most about volunteering?

I have enjoyed meeting people from different fields and courses both in and out of the Aru during presentations, and volunteering

What skills have you learnt and used during your volunteering?

critical thinking

leadership

communication

organisation

mentoring

What are your future career aspirations?

mental health community officer.my volunteering role helped me to know more about people in the community and different things affecting them. Getting involved in different societies and challenges has given me confident towards my aspirations

What inspires you to volunteer?

putting a smile on somebody's face.

being part of something that was challenging Giving back

What is your favourite volunteering memory?

The dodg therapy.

Why do you love volunteering?

I love to give back and meeting people and learning from them

Do you have any last thoughts or comments?

Microsoft challenge for a greener environment wellcomebuddy presentation for Essex police  for SHOKE Safe street challenge volunteering in the dog therapy wellbeing training.