4 Sep 19
Clare Regan has been volunteering with us for the past five months. As a valuable member of our team, she brought passion and enthusiasm to our work. It is now time for her to say goodbye as she takes a leap into the unknown and moves to Holland, in pursuit of more international development opportunities. Here is what she had to say on her time at PHASE Worldwide.
Every Tuesday since April I have had the pleasure to volunteer with the PHASE Worldwide team here in Bristol. They have welcomed me with open arms and a tonne of laughs and have each inspired me individually to pursue my career in the international development sector. Volunteering at the office has not only taught me all about working within a small but busy charity, but it has become a fun and exciting break away from studying for my Masters degree… one filled with copious amounts of Daal!
The skills I have learnt every week from individual tasks have each been extremely valuable. From assisting with social media and communication campaigns like the #HealthFirst appeal, to co-writing blog posts on the benefits of nutrition and mushroom cultivation in Nepal. It has been so rewarding to see how the work that I could be involved in is really contributing to the charity and communities in Nepal. Whether its reaching new supporters, accessing new avenues of funding, or just being able to share the amazing work that PHASE Worldwide supports.
One task that has stood out for me was being able to read one of the impact reports from our projects in Nepal. To see first hand the breadth of positive change toward children, individuals and families that PHASE Worldwide’s projects allow and share this with our supporters has been a privilege. To understand how all the hard work of the team here in Bristol translates into facilitating self-empowerment of communities in Nepal, providing the tools and knowledge to make a real difference to their own lives.
I want to say a huge thank you to Tom, Ben, Lorraine, Jon and everyone who I have worked with in the office for being so generous and kind over the past five months and for sharing your enthusiasm and passion with me. Having now completed my Masters, I am moving to the Netherlands to pursue work in the international development sector and I know that without each of you, I would not have the confidence to be able to take these next steps. I really will miss my Tuesdays with the PHASE Worldwide team. I hope our paths will all cross again soon.
We’re going to miss you Clare, do pop around for a cup of tea and a stroopwafel whenever you are back in the country.