Being from a scientific background I decided to volunteer at ELREC to gain experience in writing project proposals. The best part I found at ELREC is a very friendly atmosphere and all staff members are equally supportive. They provide you diverse opportunities to gain the experience based on your skills and career background. Since I joined, I have been involved in assisting staff in writing and proof reading of fundraising project proposals, providing general and clerical support to the team, developing a data base for project related material via exploring websites and organizing files on the server. I also enjoy sup-porting the organization at training events and workshops.