Vocational area: Health & Social Care
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Vancouver, Canada
I am planning to continue studies in the healthcare sector. This placement has improved my communication skills and given me an insight into the diverse kinds of people you can encounter in life and the best way of approaching them.
I was looking for something out of my comfort zone so I ran with this opportunity when it was offered to me.
I volunteered at the Richmond Center for Disability. I would describe it as a lovely place to work. The staff are kind, and our supervisor was always there to help.
It is very much an open place, but each member of staff has their own workspace, and we volunteers have an office for ourselves.
Part of the placement curriculum is overseeing the different activities that take place every day, conducting a project called Coca-Cola and interviewing 2 staff members.
I liked exploring distinct parts of the city through diverse activities; biking around Stanley Park, watching the fireworks at Sunset beach, going karting, taking the sea bus to North Vancouver, etc.
You name the activity, they got it and you get to see various kinds of views through the window or in person.
My biggest achievement is improving the way of interacting with people with disabilities, enjoying various activities with them and observing how a non-profit organization works.
I am planning to take my studies along the healthcare sector so this placement has improved my communication skills and gave me an insight into the diverse kinds of people that you can encounter in life and the best way of approaching them.
Improved language skills
Exposure to cultural experience
Improved people skills
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