Team Leader at VSO

Start Date:
2013
Programme Type:
Gap Year Programme
Review Date:
May 2017

Review Score

8.6 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

Volunteer Team Leader Was responsible for leading a team of UK and in country volunteers to undertake an international development programme. Led the team, devised a plan to undertake, focused the mission, and responsible for a budget

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

Leadership, team work, project planning, management experience.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Very much si

4. How valued do you feel by VSO?

8/10

Very. There was obviously a disconnect as I was thousands of miles away from them. But before, during and after, I was supported.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

Very much. They gave me freedom to explore but there was always support, and suggestions

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

6/10

Some. I was responsible for my own actions but had to report to them.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

6/10

Some

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

9/10

I fund raised for the trip- the rest of my expenses were supplied by the programme. No pay but also no cost.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

It provided me with the skills to expand on what I learned, and inspired me to look into new sectors

9. Would you recommend VSO to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

It is a no lose experience but so much to gain.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to VSO?

Be confident, and unique.

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