Financial industry volunteers play a vital role in FINCO’s programmes, supporting teachers in providing students with exposure and opportunities to practice English, as well as providing guidance and insights on planning for the future. Read more about what Eddy had to say about his volunteering experience with FINCO.
As a young boy in the Scouts the motto was ‘be prepared’ and that meant to be prepared to ‘be useful and help others always’. I have carried that motto with me as an adult and so I grab all the opportunities I can to help others and I have realised that, though I may not always be the most knowledgeable or the richest, there is always something I can give. As volunteers we think we are going to be the ones giving but we are often the ones receiving. One such moment was whilst volunteering at the career fair to share the kind of job opportunities and careers that my company can offer. It was inspiring to hear students at such a young age talk about giving back by earning money so they could support their families. My advice to those wanting to volunteer is to plan ahead and schedule volunteering time in advance in order to really make it happen.