Imagine you have done work experience with a church group that assists young children from the age of 4-12. You are to write a reflective essay on your experience as a volunteer. Your overall reflection should be positive.
Work Count:1100 Words
I have split the paragraphs and prepared what you should answer in each paragraph!
Reflecting on Self:
Describe a few of your experiences; good and not so good.
You could use some of the following ideas:
What good and bad lessons did you learn from your experiences?
Did anything happen that made you recall a similar previous experience?
Did anything happen that made you wish that you knew more?
Did anything happen that you could have handled better? Were you surprised by how well you have done?
What will you do differently next time?
What does the experience say about you? What made you uncomfortable?
What happened that made links with your university studies?
Reflecting on the Organisation:
To enable a clear understanding of how this community organisation worked; describe briefly the activities of the organisation.
Include Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and suggested improvements.
Reflecting on Volunteering:
how did the volunteering experience change your perspective of community engagement and if you see this unit a worthwhile inclusion in your degree.
What impact did the experience have on you?
What did you learn about yourself?
How did the volunteering experience impact on your attitudes & values?
Please include a minimum of 4 references