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    Hi, I've been looking places to volunteer in a "caring environment", I messaged a local youth hospice about being a nursing assistant but they said I needed to have close to a full nursing degree (Which I don't have obviously :P )

    They then mentioned however that I'm able to do a couple hours every day in the kitchen, this would involve serving dishes, setting tables, and working as a team (and developing leadership skills possibly), this is all pretty good though I'm wondering if it's actually considered as a caring role. I believe I'd be serving the kids who are terminally ill as well as their parents however I'm unsure of that.

    If anyone could respond saying if this is good enough experience or not that'd be nice, thanks guys in advance.
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    Well I did my volunteering in a hospice serving food for around 2 years and I'm a medical student now, if that helps? I think it will vary between universities what counts, as they can have different criteria but just apply strategically when it comes to it I suppose.
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    Hi, I've been looking places to volunteer in a "caring environment", I messaged a local youth hospice about being a nursing assistant but they said I needed to have close to a full nursing degree (Which I don't have obviously :P )

    They then mentioned however that I'm able to do a couple hours every day in the kitchen, this would involve serving dishes, setting tables, and working as a team (and developing leadership skills possibly), this is all pretty good though I'm wondering if it's actually considered as a caring role. I believe I'd be serving the kids who are terminally ill as well as their parents however I'm unsure of that.

    If anyone could respond saying if this is good enough experience or not that'd be nice, thanks guys in advance.
    Yes, it is what you can talk about and how you can relate to your application that is the most important. You could volunteer 10 years all around the hospital and still cannot come up with things to say; or you can volunteer an hour a week and come up with excellent insightful comments about a career in medicine. Make sure you reflect!
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    Just miss out the kitchen part and say you volunteered in the hospice - no one needs to know where!
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