The Volunteer Spotlight is a feature that takes a look at the volunteers who are involved with ACE and whose efforts make the work that we do possible.
This time around around our interview Razak Hussein spoke to Becca J who teaches maths and science at our Thursday and Saturday sessions.
A: Becca James from Bridgend, Maths student at Cardiff University starting my teaching degree in September. I teach Maths on Saturday and on Thursday its Maths or Science, sometimes both.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A:. Learning Somali, watching TV, Grey’s anatomy is a great show, and generally volunteering with children. I’ve also seem cops shows, and Criminal minds.
Q: How did you get involved with ACE?
A: My Nana shared the facebook advertisement, you have to call her Nana though. Love ACE as a charity though, the work they do is absolutely brilliant.
Q: What led you down this career path?
A: I’ve volunteered in Church, youth club summer camps since I was 14.
Q: Do you volunteer anywhere else?
A: Not at the moment.
Q: Tell us a small interesting experience you’d had at ACE.
A: Everyone is learning a different language, I can officially say my name, age, I like dogs and that I am a teacher in Somali so far.
Q: Where do you see yourself in a few years?
A: Teaching Maths, not everyone is able to succeed at Maths so quickly, so I want to help and do my do my part to help them achieve that.
Q: Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
A: I’ve taught my dog to count to ten and understand numbers, for example I’ll say lick my hand to the count of five.
Q: What kind of music do you enjoy?
A: All music generally, but Whitney Houston and Disney music because it’s so uplifting.
Q: Any advice you have for others in the same volunteering role?
A: Just jump in at the deep end. It’s great fun.
Q: What things you can’t really do without?
A: Driving License, love for Maths, ability to teach, my dogs and my family.
Q: What inspired you?
A: Anyone you can think of that has done good work.
Q: Who are your heroes?
A: My Granddad, he taught me everything important about life.
Becca is a lovely and necessary part of ACE, one of the most charitable volunteers I’ve spoken to and clearly an uplifting individual who has volunteered in dog shelters located in Greece twice before and may make it a third soon enough. A wonderful young lady who truly cares about the success of her students at ACE.
Questions and editing were by Razak Hussein.