I volunteered with ELREC as part of my work experience week for school. When I first arrived I wasn’t too sure about what ELREC did even though I attended the gala dinner in January – which was a great success. The staff were very welcoming and explained all the projects and talked about the support they give out to the ethnic minority community. I mainly focused on admin but I got a wider understanding of the whole organisation through my time here. Volunteering for ELREC gives you many job opportunities as you have a deeper insight to different work environments. The organisation also supplies you with life skills and confidence for the working world, for example, it helps 16-24 year olds prepare CVs, and it also aids people in improving their computer skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I will encourage other young people to volunteer!