We would like to say a big thank you to our summer Interns who joined us over the summer. It has been great having you as part of our different services at Solace.
“Eager and motivated to make a difference, I walked in on my first day at Solace with a positive attitude, unaware of the close friendships I would build, the way this experience would shape my future or the impact this organization would leave on my heart. Everyone has been so warm and welcoming. I wouldn’t have dreamed of spending the past two months any other way.”
Kendon Spering joined us from West Virginia University, USA. (Advice and Reception intern at Solace)
“I really enjoyed my volunteer placement because it prepared me and gave me an insight to the daily tasks and skills to work with DV survivors and within a non-profit organization. I also really enjoyed working with all the caseworkers and interacting with them on a daily basis and learning from them. I have gained the skills of speaking with domestic violence victims about their abuse, providing support when a service user is upset, and providing resources to them. I can use the communication skills I have developed while working at Solace Women’s Aid and apply them when working with my local police department as a victim’s advocate. I just want to thank all the caseworkers for their hard work and ability to take me in and train me.”
Jenessa Fredde from USA (Advice Intern at Solace)
“What I liked about my volunteer placement was being given trust and learn about service users journeys. To help make decisions about how best to support client and feeling very welcomed as part of administrative team. It was great to feel like part of a professional, supportive team and to feel like I was actually contributing and being part of a Service Users journey.”
Alexa Abraha, Richmond Uni (Counselling Administrative team at Solace)