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Sinead's Volunteer Story
Sinead McGrogan from Castledawson is a volunteer with the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service.
I was encouraged to get involved with the ChildLine Schools Service as the type of work and responsibilities sounded very interesting to me. I would like my future career to involve working with children in some way, and was keen to volunteer within such a large organisation which commits itself to a very good cause.
This service is so important, because it enables us to reach more children and reassure them about where they can go if they have a problem. From my own experience I have learned that it’s important just to be there, if only to listen.
Our service focuses on nine to 11 year olds, and aims to help them understand what abuse is, how to protect themselves and how to seek help if they need it – including through ChildLine. I hope that I will be able to contribute to achieving the new service’s goals and gain great personal experience in the process, and would encourage anyone with an interest to get involved. This is such a worthy cause and, on a personal level, you can access excellent training and be part of a really supportive team.”