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    What should I answer to the following questions in a application form for NHS Foundation Voluntary Service.

    1. Explain why you are applying to volunteer.
    2. What skills do you have that will enhance our patient experience.

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    I don't mean to be rude but the questions are asking for your reasons and qualities, not ours.

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    (Original post by ZeeVee1)
    What should I answer to the following questions in a application form for NHS Foundation Voluntary Service.

    1. Explain why you are applying to volunteer.
    2. What skills do you have that will enhance our patient experience.

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    Why are you volunteering? It's a waste of time, I'd focus on studying and grades until it's necessary to do work experience.
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    I don't mean to be rude but the questions are asking for your reasons and qualities, not ours.

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    What I meant is, do I have tell them that I am doing it for applying into medical uni or explaining them how passionate I am about working for NHS and helping people etc..
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    Why are you volunteering? It's a waste of time, I'd focus on studying and grades until it's necessary to do work experience.
    You are aware that medical schools look for volunteering and work experience as part of the application? Also, it's in general a good idea to do some to get a roundabout idea of the path is actually for you.
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    (Original post by ZeeVee1)
    What I meant is, do I have tell them that I am doing it for applying into medical uni or explaining them how passionate I am about working for NHS and helping people etc..
    Why not both? I mentioned both in my applications for various volunteering positions and in the interviews I subsequently had, and did just fine.
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    (Original post by ZeeVee1)
    What I meant is, do I have tell them that I am doing it for applying into medical uni or explaining them how passionate I am about working for NHS and helping people etc..
    Question 1 should include all of the reasons you just stated. Explain why you are passionate about working for NHS and helping people, and that you are furthering this by hopefully going into medicine. You could also talk about what you hope to get out of the volunteering.

    Question 2 draws upon your own qualities or skills. If you have done work experience or previous volunteering in a related role, you could talk about this. Otherwise, talk about your own skills from extra-curricular or other activities that could be transferrable to this role.
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    Thanks all.
    I guess I will write both, my reason for applying and my qualities. I have done 1 year at charity shop as well which I intend to mention as well.
 
 
 
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