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"Did we make a difference or lasting impact? We feel we did!"
Andrew (ACA) and Jeannette (CPA)
Tanzania
"Volunteering for AfID really is a perfect introduction to the sector."
Rowena
UK
Tim, ACA
Kenya
Arne (ACCA)
Kenya
""Go for it! You are more likely to regret the things you don’t do rather than the things you do do""
Daniel
Rwanda
Adrian (CIMA)
UK
""The biggest pro is that I feel like the work I am doing has meaning and the impact is measurable and altruistic""
Amber (ACCA)
UK
"I would recommend a similar placement to anyone looking for the chance to do something different while giving back"
Anna (CIMA)
Malawi
Olivia, ICAS
Ghana
"Volunteering has left me with some great memories, having met some fantastic people making a real difference."
Alistair (CIPFA)
Botswana
"I enjoyed challenge of working in a completely different environment"
Karim (ACA)
Uganda
Lee San (FCCA)
Uganda
"Go with the flow as you can’t be prepared for everything."
Alexandra, ACA
Malawi
"Be realistic about what you can achieve."
Sally (ICAS)
Sierra Leone
"Just training on Excel skills and how to keep proper paper records can be a significant change for small organisations."
Katy (ACA)
Malawi
Amy (ACA)
Tanzania
"A highlight was the children on their way to school in the mornings waving and shouting ‘good morning’ which was lovely."
Amy (ACA)
Tanzania
"My time in Uganda was extremely worthwhile in teaching me how to engage with others."
Phil (ACA)
Uganda
"Without my volunteering experience with AfID I'm not sure that I would have secured my first role outside of practice."
Louise (ACA)
UK
"My advice is to go for it! You'll learn a lot and change your perspective of the world."
Hannah (CA)
Malawi
"I wanted to use my skills and experience gained in the private sector to benefit developing countries."
Jemini (ACCA)
Zambia
"I landed in Ghana just over three weeks ago and to say I was petrified was putting it mildly."
Olivia (ICAS)
Ghana
"The team morale is extremely high which makes going to work so much more enjoyable."
Gerrard (MSc)
Malawi
"Dipping your toe in the water via volunteering is such a good way to gauge whether a wholesale change is the way to go."
Colin (ACA)
Malawi
"After I returned most NGO interviews recognised the commitment I had shown"
Will (ACCA)
Ghana
Judith (CIPFA)
Burundi
Pilar (QBE)
Zambia
Peter (ICAEW)
Nigeria
George (FCCA)
Nigeria
Jennifer (ICAEW)
Rwanda
Hannah (ACA)
Rwanda
Jacqui (FCCA)
Ghana
Grahame (ACA)
Uganda
Emma (ACA)
Rwanda
Jonathan (ACA)
Kenya
Nicole (ACMA)
Malawi
Janet (ACMA)
Malawi
Deborah (ACA)
Mozambique
Pilar (QBE)
Zambia
Spencer (FCA) and Manda
Argentina
Anne (SAICA)
Uganda
Shyam (ACA)
Argentina
John (ACCA)
Rwanda
Valerie (CIMA)
Zambia