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Bhavya Bhandary – Volunteering in the United Kingdom!

Dive: Good Samaritan - Volunteer
Description: Volunteers time to help others
Level: Level 1
Level Requirements: Has volunteered at least 5 hours
Certified On: Jul 4, 2019

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Bhavya B

Name: Bhavya B Break Diving Level: Level 1 Number of Certified Dives: 5 From: India In: United States

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

In October 2016, I enrolled in an ‘Employability Course’ at RCLC (Reading Community Learning Centre) in the UK. RCLC is a charity that provides education & support for women. After joining the course, I got to know how the employees and volunteers worked hard to bring happiness in others lives. Seeing them I realized how our small efforts can make lasting positive changes in someone’s life. So I decided to volunteer. 

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

I volunteered at RCLC & WEA (Workers Educational Association) for 5 months.  I discovered about the volunteering opportunity through my friend.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

The hardest part is making sure you follow through on what you say you will do.  But if you believe in the mission, it should be easy.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

It's fun.  And you feel great about yourself.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

Decide which field in which you wish to become a volunteer. There are many charities who work for social cause. You can find good opportunities at VolunteerMatch, including opportunities to volunteer here at Break Diving! In fact, I volunteer at Break Diving now. I always like to work for charities that help others to receive education and find happiness. Helping others gives my self-esteem a boost and provides me inner peace.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

Here are some great resources to help you volunteer:

Resource 1: Break Diving - This is an awesome not for profit, and you can volunteer there!

Resource 2: Volunteer Match - This is a great website to find great volunteer opportunities.

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7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

From WEA: WEA is a charity which offers a variety of courses including employability courses in childcare, social care, customer care, teaching assistance, & English. I was assisting as a tutor in an English class. I was responsible for supporting students with reading & writing at a very basic level. In the class, I had the opportunity get to know about people from different countries & their cultures. Students were from the Middle East, Asia, South Africa & Europe. There was one student who was around 65+ years old. I was amazed to see how she was learning a new language & she made me believe that if you are determined, then there is no age limit to learn or achieve your goals in life.

From RCLC: At RCLC, initially I was volunteering to maintain their website. Then I teamed up with another volunteer named Carla to create a new website. It was an amazing experience. I had a prior IT background, but did not know much about website design or applications. Carla was a web designer. From her, I learned about website development & design tools like Photoshop & Illustrator. We worked together for hours at the library. When completed, we were amazed to see our website, live on the internet!

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

References from charity employees and other volunteers that I shared with the Break Diving Dive Committee.

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes, I am pursuing the next level by volunteering here at Break Diving. I volunteer at Break Diving as a Ruby on Rails full-stack web developer, and also assist with marketing and accounting.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bhavya B is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Good Samaritan - Volunteer - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 18

The author above wrote this WYSEguidance post as one of the certification requirements to become certified by Break Diving, Inc. for a dive completed. Would you also like to find greater success, happiness, and friendship, and make genuine supportive connections with others around the world pursuing your same dreams? Come join us at Break Diving and soon your story will be the next one you read about on this site!

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