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Interns 2015-16

Meet our 2015-16 Interns

Welcome to our amazing new interns as you start on your year with us!   And a BIG welcome back to Katherine for her second year here with us.  We are so happy to have you back! We hope you all have a fantastic year!        

Catch Up with a Cuppa and a Newsletter

Grab your cup of tea (or coffee!) and take a few moments to catch up on what we’ve been up to by taking a look at the latest newsletter from our partner organisation Going Public: Going Public Newsletter – Spring 2015

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Welcome Going Public Interns 2014-15!

On Sunday 14th September, the Going Public Internship 2014-15 kicked off and our six interns arrived in Cardiff, ready and raring to go! This year we have interns not just from across South Wales, but also North Wales and all the way from Texas in the US! We are also really excited to welcome back…

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Crossing the Finish Line – Graduation 2014

The stage was set; the tables were laid and the remaining cakes were being added to the already sumptuous sweet feast that was ready and waiting.  The youth band was practising and the first few guests were starting to trickle through the doors.  It was Graduation Night. After a long eleven months of hard work…

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Insights of a Former Intern (Part 1)

So what’s it actually like to be invested in by Vocate? Well, one person who is very well placed to answer that question is Deborah Bridgman, who has spent the last three years with Vocate as an intern and and apprentice! So Deb, how has your time with Vocate impacted your choices and what you…

How Many Hours…?

Over the last term, our eleven Going Public Interns have been working very hard! Across 14 weeks, they have been involved in over 40 different activities across Cardiff and South Wales, working with people of all ages. They have spent… 1382 hours working with children and youth. 109 hours working with the elderly. 603 hours…

Well Done to our Interns!

Last term, five of our interns completed the Level 2 Youth Work Qualification with CWVYS (the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services). The qualification combines training days with youth work, study and reflection.  Our interns worked incredibly hard to complete the course – congratulations to all of them! All five are ready and raring…

Workshops to Challenge and Encourage

It may have been half term, but our interns have had a busy week filled with a variety of workshops.  Here’s some of the brilliant feedback we’ve had from our interns and others who participated: “It pointed out areas of strength that I wasn’t aware of.  It was so encouraging and challenging.” “It was very…

Not Just a Boost in Skills…

Our Going Public interns are now into the second term of their time with us and already we can see the impact of their training and volunteering within the community.  They are not only developing practical skills, but are also growing in confidence. Here’s what one of them had to say after starting again this…

Yet More Benefits of Volunteering…

Did you see all our Volunteering Benefits tweets over the Christmas Holidays? Julia, our wonderful volunteering co-ordinator, tells us just how our interns have experienced these benefits through our Internship programme: “Our Internship programmes under VOCATE have accounted for a large portion of our volunteer recruitment and investment activity. We have continued to engage, support…

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