As she moves on to her next adventure, Paige Bartlett reflects on her time as a Community Fundraising Intern for The Wallich

“I decided to volunteer for The Wallich because I had seen the increase in homeless people within Cardiff City Centre and wanted to help. I saw an internship vacancy online through Cardiff University and knew it would be perfect for me.

My internship

At The Wallich, I undertook a Community Fundraising Internship and each day I faced a new and interesting task; from researching potential business partnerships to fundraising raffles to writing up new and improved promotional materials. I was given tasks from all members of the team, mostly research and creative writing based, which I loved.

Not only have I contributed to fundraising ideas and events, The Wallich has also given me an insight into a professional office environment and I have improved my existing I.T. and communication skills.

My best moments

I have really enjoyed researching and creating great pieces of work that the fundraising team can use. I know they will also help with future fundraising events. I also enjoyed when Jaye (The Wallich’s Volunteering Officer) allowed me to join her at a meeting for corporate volunteers. This gave me more of an insight into her job.

I have learnt that I thoroughly enjoy creative writing and research tasks and I aim to continue improving these skills in the future.

Why others should volunteer

Everyone at The Wallich plays an important role in the success of the charity and, one day, I would love to work for a charity similar to, if not actually at, The Wallich. I would definitely recommend volunteering for The Wallich.

Not only the fundraising team, but everyone in the office is extremely welcoming and friendly. The Wallich is a great charity which helps many people and volunteering can really give you a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you are helping in any way you can.”


Help The Wallich prevent homelessness. Visit our Do Something page for inspiration and more information or contact our fundraising and volunteering teams via dosomething@thewallich.net