Judith Nubold joined us as a volunteering near the beginning of the Wales for Peace Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Here's how she found her experience of volunteering with the WCIA:
What interested you in volunteering for the WCIA?
The project itself - I wanted to see its beginning, to get a sense of how a project starts. I was also attracted by the diversity of the tasks I could do and the community outreach ambition of the project.
What were your first impressions?
There was a lot of energy - a real vibe and buzz about the WCIA in general, not just the project team. It's truly a very ambitious and energetic place to be.
What tasks did you volunteer on?
I worked on the project plan - it [the detailed project plan] needed to be updated and translated into an Excel workbook. I also did some online research into peace education resources and a feature for the website on International Conscientious Objectors day.
What did you enjoy the most?
I covered so much ground - I really learned about the many details of the project through the project plan - I learned a lot about project management. I also felt valued and appreciated as a volunteer by the team.
You went on to a short term position with Teach First. Do you think your volunteering experiences helped you to secure this role?
It has helped me a lot with future roles in general and I think helped me in securing the position as similar skills were required.
Is there anything you would like to say to people considering volunteering with the WCIA?
The most important thing is to get in touch, get informed and find out about opportunities - from offering a few hours up to a long term commitment. Don't feel shy or under-estimate yourself. I suggest being clear about expectations - the team were very responsive to what I felt I could contribute, could learn; something in there for everyone.