SL Volunteers- Sri Lanka
What I was doing:
Worked overseas on Special Needs, Mental Health and teaching projects. Organised and led teams of undergraduate volunteers and acted as a pastoral mentor.. Developed lasting and rewarding relationships with clients, who would come back weekly to use our services. Learnt skills in communication and teamwork across cultural boundaries.
Over 100 hours spent teaching English. 80 hours working with mentally and behaviourally challenged clients.
Excellent feedback from volunteers and supervisors on work placements.
Helped manage over 100 volunteers working on different projects.
How to motivate and inspire others to improve their potential
How to deal with conflict in the workplace.
How to work with a range of clients and tailor the approach to their needs.
How to perform and adapt quickly to a new culture and environment.
How to best support new team members and make sure they are fully satisfied with their work.
Initiative in coming up with new ways to effectively teach and communicate with clients.