Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog, today’s blog is going to be different from the the other blogs that I did on my life with autism and will be explaining on my experience on volunteering with Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), how I got involved with volunteering in the first place and what I gained as an volunteer for a worthy cause as well as on how to apply as an volunteer for LGFB.
But before I got to explain everything I want to give a shoutout to my brother Arvin for my inspiration to volunteer with LGFB and check his blog out, you can go onto http://arvinkaushal.com/category/brain-tumour and on his blog, you will find out on how he managed to overcome his diagnose of the brain tumours along with his weight loss and the challenges.
I started volunteering at a grateful cause that helped women be themselves again and teach them new skills that will help them be beautiful as well as teaching me to appreciate life and achieve gratefulness on what I can achieve through gratitude. You’re probably wondering on how I started volunteering with LGFB and what inspired to go for it in the first place?
It started back in March till May 2016 when I went to Ellisons and I studied to do beginners guide to professional make up and special occasional make up in order to pursue my career as a make up artist. As days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, I realised that my skills as a make up artist are getting me no where at this point.
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
Until one day, I went online and researched on Look Good Feel Better, I went on the actual website about the charitable organisation and I was amazed with their work, however I wasn’t sure if the qualifications that I had meet up to their criteria of the qualifications and the amount of experience, so I gave them a call and asked them if it was alright and they said fine and the gentleman even gave me the instructions over on the phone on how to apply as a volunteer for LGFB.
The next couple of days later, I got an email from LGFB informing me on when and where I need to go for my LGFB session to observe the workshop provided from the along with the directions on how to get there including which bus or buses to take in order to get to the hospital or cancer centre depending on the location.
I arrived at the Arden centre Coventry on mid-October feeling nervous as if I had butterflies in my stomach and as soon as I got there, I totally forgot the name of the room that I needed to get there, luckily the receptionist knows where to go for the workshop and I was introduced to a wonderful team and a fabulous team leader named Anita for look good feel better and she explained to me on how the workshop works along with the things that I needed to bring with me in order to fill in for the DBS before working with the ladies.
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind”
But before I even I did all that, I had to go to the volunteer office and take the things that I needed in order to do the paperwork in the office based on filling in the DBS form that must be done and sent to the main authority office in order to gain a voluntary badge that you wear around your neck, it usually takes days or weeks depending on the location and what was filled in the form. Once that’s completed, you need to take your DBS form with you back to voluntary office and they will inform you what to do next in order to gain your volunteer badge.
During the form filling, you will be asked if you have any medical conditions or any personal information that needs to be answered and you MUST be 100% without a doubt be honest with it.
Ever since I volunteered for look good feel better, I enjoyed helping other women who have been affected with cancer teaching and helping them out with the basics on using the skincare and cosmetics along with making beverages, soaking up the cotton pads, putting the make up on the ladies and clearing up after the workshop session has done. I also have to give my opinion on how the workshop went.
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”
After doing the voluntary workshop, I felt really grateful on the experience on helping others, in which gave me a sense of gratitude, appreciation, passionate and having the ability to empower others along with working in a team as well. If you want to find out further information about look good feel better, want to volunteer with them or even fundraise for them, head over to lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk and apply to volunteer or fundraise for a great worthy cause. ????
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