I’d never had a full-time job before volunteering with Tenovus Cancer Care so when I started I was worried about my ability to do the work, but I soon felt that there’s no such thing as a silly question, which makes it a perfect opportunity for learning. There’s such a good atmosphere and not as much pressure as I had feared.
The student internship which is part of my degree is unpaid, so I wanted to work for a charity rather than a for-profit business because I felt my contribution would be more meaningful. I know how important charity services are to people affected by cancer.
My grandfather had to travel six hours every time he had chemotherapy for his throat cancer so when I read about Tenovus Cancer Care’s Mobile Support Units I felt that the charity had something truly special to offer. It’s something different from what other charities are doing and it’s something I’ve loved contributing toward.
I first came across the internship among the job adverts on my university’s database. I’ve never worked in an office before either so I was really nervous about that, but I’ve grown to be much more confident thanks to my experience with Tenovus Cancer Care.