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Volunteering at Clifford House to retrain as a doctor

Volunteer Callum shares how Clifford House is helping in his mission to retrain as a doctor.

I first got involved with St Luke’s ten years ago when I was at school – I volunteered in the café for two years as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award!

Now I work full time, but I’ve recently started volunteering again at Clifford House.

After experiencing some of my own health issues, I was so inspired by the care I received that I decided I wanted to change my career path and become a doctor.

Applying to study Medicine requires a lot of voluntary experience, so I approached St Luke’s again to see how they could help. That’s when I was recommended to come to the evening sessions at Clifford House.

As I work full time, it’s really helpful that I can volunteer on a Wednesday evening.

When I first saw Clifford House I thought it was amazing. The clients and staff are so friendly and full of stories. Volunteering here is a great idea for anybody considering a career in healthcare – you meet such a wide range of people, so it’s excellent for
your social skills.

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