Hi, I'm Faye Davies.
I'm studying a master's in research in planetary geology,
and I was volunteering with Code Your Future.
What are your main responsibilities?
So within Code Your future, there are various different
volunteering opportunities, but I came in as one of the mentors,
so my roles were, helping the predominantly refugees
and asylum seekers that they work with and mentoring them through
the coding courses that they were doing, helping them, see if they had any questions
and various pieces of English support as well.
Why did you choose to volunteer?
I decided to volunteer
with Coach of Future because it was something different,
It’s something that I'd never done before as well.
It was also opportunity for myself to pick up a little bit of coding
knowledge along the way, which was quite interesting.
What have you enjoyed most during your time as a volunteer?
One of the things I enjoyed most during my time volunteering was knowing
that I was having an impact and making a difference
in these people's lives and helping them start new lives
here in the UK.
How much of an impact do you feel your volunteering has made?
During this volunteering, I definitely feel like
I had a large impact at helping
these people who have come to the UK be able to build and start new lives
here and escape whatever it is that they are. Where
they've come from in the countries that they were in.
What skills have you developed as a volunteer?
So skills I've developed as a volunteer are actually being able to mentor somebody
and just help them, how to structure pieces of work
or organizational skills, both myself, but how to organize other people as well.
So yes, there's general managing and mentor
What would you tell a student who is thinking of volunteering?
One of the things I'd say to a student
who is thinking of volunteering within the SRC is to definitely do it.
There's a great opportunity to gain lots of different skills
and things that you didn't think that were available to you
If you could sum up your volunteering experience in one word, what would it be?
if I could sum up this
volunteering experience in one word, it would be impactful.