Describe a volunteering experience you have had

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a volunteering experience you have had.

You should say:
What it was?
Where it was?
Why you volunteered?
How you felt about it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer

Introduction :

Volunteering offers you the opportunity to try a new career work without making a long term commitment. It is a great way to gain different experience in a new field. In some areas, you can volunteer directly at an organization that does the kind of work you’re interested in.

What it was? and Where it was?

I always want to do some work through which I can help poor and needy people. I got a chance to volunteering work in march 2020. Corona pandemic started in India, and for the protection of the public, our prime minister ordered a complete lockdown for a few months in the whole India. We all know everything has two sides I mean to say positive side is that people stay safe in their houses and also get chance to spend time with their family which they do not spend due to their busy schedule. But lockdown proves very bad for labour class people because many people lose their job and they did not have enough money to provide food and shelter to their family.

Why you volunteered?

My street people decided to help poor people so for that they announce that they needed volunteers who help them to provide medical facility to poor people and motivate them to support the government and go to the hospital for test if suffering from fever, cold, cough and some other symptoms of coronavirus, so they get proper treatment on time. We all collected some money to purchase mask, sanitizer and hand gloves for people and distribute in them.

How you felt about it?

I realized that doing work for others gives much mental peace which I did not get when I worked for my self. My way of thinking and perspective about life has changed a lot.

I did this work for two months, but It does riot mean I stop helping people even now I use my pocket money to buy some medical accessories which I distributed in poor people and admit them in the hospital if they need any treatment.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a volunteering experience you have had”.

1. What qualities are required for being a volunteer?
I think no unique qualities required in such kind of work. Reliable power is necessary to do the work but without any expectations.

2. What type of personality does a volunteer has?
A volunteer has a friendly personality. He is easily approachable by people. He always wears a smile on his face. He has good communication skills.

3. How can companies engaging in volunteering help our society?
Companies can help in many ways, like providing health services, food, and donate money to schools.

4. Do you think people nowadays should participate more in volunteering?
I think no because nowadays people are busy with their work and have no time for other people. Moreover, people become self-centered or can more selfish.

5. How do modern technologies assist volunteers and volunteering experiences?
First of all, people come to know where people need help, what type of area they go there. Through social sites, people can motivate others to help poor and needy people.

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