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.
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.”