Ndaba Mtunzi has volunteered with SVC for a long time in different roles, on the board as a volunteer and Lead Volunteer. This year Ndaba was a Lead Volunteer on Weekenders, a project for young carers. We asked him about his experience and what he enjoyed about being a Lead Volunteer this year:
How did you get involved with SVC? I first heard about Weekenders when speaking with some of the SVC staff. On explaining that I enjoyed going to the cinema, eating KFC and going on adventures, I was advised that I would likely enjoy the Weekenders Project
How did you fit Lead Volunteering in alongside your schedule? Initially I was worried about committing due to an already busy schedule. However there were only three trips per term and notice is given well in advance, allowing me to plan my time accordingly. The trips served as a welcome break from revision!
What did your role entail and what skills do you think you’ve gained/improved? As a lead volunteer on Weekenders I had the pleasure of organising the trips for the young people with the other lead volunteers . This provided me with some much needed leadership skills and organisational skills. Most importantly through volunteering, I learnt how seemingly small acts of kindness have a hugely positive impact on the young people involved, all in a fun and relaxed environment.
What has been your favourite memory?
My favourite memory is driving back after a fantastic day at oakwood theme park and screaming absolute tunes in the car with the kids and to top it off, a KFC dinner before driving home at sunset.
Well i'm sure after reading Ndaba's words you're all keen and eager to get an application in to be a Lead Volunteers for the academic year. If you are interested all the information cna be found here.