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George
Corfield
Languages: 
English
Spanish
French
May, 1993
Bio: 
Hi, I'm George, I'm a student currently studying in Manchester, UK. I'm a really laid back person who loves to meet anybody and everybody and always likes trying new things. I have real aspirations to travel the world and also love to volunteer so if I could merge the two that would be perfect. I'm a relaxed person but I'm always up for new adventures and exciting activities and I'd like to think I was a fairly flexible person who's happy to go with the flow with most day to day things. At the minute I'm in my final year at University studying physiotherapy and I'm due to graduate in July 2016 and want to make the most of my last summer before full time employment starts in September! Whether it's going to festivals, sun holidays or travelling. I'm quite adventurous and never happier than when I'm doing something I wouldn't usually have the chance to do back home and feel like I want to meet other fun people, do something memorable and worthwhile to remember this summer!
Volunteering Experience: 
I have previously volunteered as an activities assistant for one the UK's largest children's charity, Caudwell Children between 2013 and 2015. The charity's work is to mainly support physically and mentally disabled children and their families across the whole of the UK with provisions and helpful events. My main role was to work closely with the children ranging from 5 years old right through to 14 and guide them through several weekly workshops that encouraged good behaviour, making social relationships with the other children and helping them develop vital life skills through interactive games and fun activities. I assisted with playing games with the children and enforcing rules should the children misbehave and encouraged them to complete tasks centred around important life skills such as reading, writing and counting and even as advanced as decorating cakes and completing art projects. During the sessions we also had one-to-one time with the children to complete weekly progress booklets that involved discussing with the children what their favourite moments of the week have been as well as their least favourites and talking to them about what things they have achieved in the past week and what things they have done that made them feel proud. I have also volunteered briefly with a homeless charity based in Manchester, UK called The Mustard Tree. The charity provides voluntary jobs for vulnerable adults as well helping them gain new qualifications and skills. I am still awaiting the opportunity to volunteer as a weekly mentor, with the duty of meeting up with an assigned partner who has sought help from the charity and ensuring they are in a sound frame of mind and are happy and receiving all the help they need for day to day life from both the charity or outside organisations. So far I have assisted with a project helping a former volunteer of the charity, now turned business owner working from the shop, to develop and agree a contract with the Transport for Greater Manchester governing body regarding providing free bikes on a temporary basis to vulnerable adults seeking work but unable to drive or access public transport. I am hoping to take part in the mentor programme in some capacity before I graduate in the summer of 2016. Being a physiotherapy student I have also completed voluntary work at several physiotherapy teams including those in the NHS. I was based in an outpatient clinic which dealt with rehabilitating people and providing treatment for the general population ranging from children to the elderly. I shadowed qualified physiotherapists to help deliver treatments to patients when required. I also helped to run exercise classes with patients where I was required to motivate and encourage patients to complete the class as well as work hard to improve their health and well being. As well as this experience in the NHS I have also completed over 100 hours of voluntary work as a sports physio with several amateur and professional sports teams in the UK as well as completing over 700 hours of unpaid clinical experience on university placements working as a student physiotherapist. In 2013 I also volunteered for a University of Leeds society who ran a yearly 8 hour broadcast in aid of Children in Need. the broadcast was a production ran by entirely students and my role was to assist with fundraising to help meet a £2000 target. I was able to directly help raised over £300 during the 8 hours through various methods of selling goods, raffle ticketing and through collection tins. I have also volunteered for a Manchester based physiotherapy company in conjunction with Jump Space, another Manchester based charity who specialise in providing sociable and sports based play days and centres designed to encourage both disabled and non-disabled children to have fun and develop social relationships and skills. As part of the day I worked as a sports masseuse during the 2015 Manchester Marathon in a team of volunteers who managed to help raise over £2300 for the charity through donations from runners who had used our service. I am currently seeking new and exciting volunteer opportunities working with new groups of people whether it is children or the general community to help with meaningful projects that will benefit them in the long run. Becoming a qualified physiotherapist this summer also means I would be keen to take part in hospital based voluntary experience if the opportunity arose to use my skills to help other healthcare professionals as well as patients.
Education: 
12 GCSEs A - C grade. 3 A-levels A - C grade. Due to graduate with BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy July 2016
Occupation: 
Student
Other Skills: 
Good communication skills.
Working as part of a varied and multidisciplinary teams.
Working well with vulnerable adults and children.
Experience of dealing with challenging situations.
Proactive thinker.
Empathy and understanding others needs.
Hardworking.
Managing workload effectively.
George Corfield
Salford
United Kingdom
Languages:
English, Spanish, French
May, 1993
Description
Hi, I'm George, I'm a student currently studying in Manchester, UK. I'm a really laid back person who loves to meet anybody and everybody and always likes trying new things. I have real aspirations to travel the world and also love to volunteer so if I could merge the two that would be perfect. I'm a relaxed person but I'm always up for new adventures and exciting activities and I'd like to think I was a fairly flexible person who's happy to go with the flow with most day to day things.

At the minute I'm in my final year at University studying physiotherapy and I'm due to graduate in July 2016 and want to make the most of my last summer before full time employment starts in September! Whether it's going to festivals, sun holidays or travelling. I'm quite adventurous and never happier than when I'm doing something I wouldn't usually have the chance to do back home and feel like I want to meet other fun people, do something memorable and worthwhile to remember this summer!


Volunteering Experience
I have previously volunteered as an activities assistant for one the UK's largest children's charity, Caudwell Children between 2013 and 2015. The charity's work is to mainly support physically and mentally disabled children and their families across the whole of the UK with provisions and helpful events.
My main role was to work closely with the children ranging from 5 years old right through to 14 and guide them through several weekly workshops that encouraged good behaviour, making social relationships with the other children and helping them develop vital life skills through interactive games and fun activities. I assisted with playing games with the children and enforcing rules should the children misbehave and encouraged them to complete tasks centred around important life skills such as reading, writing and counting and even as advanced as decorating cakes and completing art projects.
During the sessions we also had one-to-one time with the children to complete weekly progress booklets that involved discussing with the children what their favourite moments of the week have been as well as their least favourites and talking to them about what things they have achieved in the past week and what things they have done that made them feel proud.

I have also volunteered briefly with a homeless charity based in Manchester, UK called The Mustard Tree. The charity provides voluntary jobs for vulnerable adults as well helping them gain new qualifications and skills. I am still awaiting the opportunity to volunteer as a weekly mentor, with the duty of meeting up with an assigned partner who has sought help from the charity and ensuring they are in a sound frame of mind and are happy and receiving all the help they need for day to day life from both the charity or outside organisations. So far I have assisted with a project helping a former volunteer of the charity, now turned business owner working from the shop, to develop and agree a contract with the Transport for Greater Manchester governing body regarding providing free bikes on a temporary basis to vulnerable adults seeking work but unable to drive or access public transport. I am hoping to take part in the mentor programme in some capacity before I graduate in the summer of 2016.

Being a physiotherapy student I have also completed voluntary work at several physiotherapy teams including those in the NHS. I was based in an outpatient clinic which dealt with rehabilitating people and providing treatment for the general population ranging from children to the elderly. I shadowed qualified physiotherapists to help deliver treatments to patients when required. I also helped to run exercise classes with patients where I was required to motivate and encourage patients to complete the class as well as work hard to improve their health and well being. As well as this experience in the NHS I have also completed over 100 hours of voluntary work as a sports physio with several amateur and professional sports teams in the UK as well as completing over 700 hours of unpaid clinical experience on university placements working as a student physiotherapist.

In 2013 I also volunteered for a University of Leeds society who ran a yearly 8 hour broadcast in aid of Children in Need. the broadcast was a production ran by entirely students and my role was to assist with fundraising to help meet a £2000 target. I was able to directly help raised over £300 during the 8 hours through various methods of selling goods, raffle ticketing and through collection tins. I have also volunteered for a Manchester based physiotherapy company in conjunction with Jump Space, another Manchester based charity who specialise in providing sociable and sports based play days and centres designed to encourage both disabled and non-disabled children to have fun and develop social relationships and skills. As part of the day I worked as a sports masseuse during the 2015 Manchester Marathon in a team of volunteers who managed to help raise over £2300 for the charity through donations from runners who had used our service.

I am currently seeking new and exciting volunteer opportunities working with new groups of people whether it is children or the general community to help with meaningful projects that will benefit them in the long run. Becoming a qualified physiotherapist this summer also means I would be keen to take part in hospital based voluntary experience if the opportunity arose to use my skills to help other healthcare professionals as well as patients.
Education
12 GCSEs A - C grade. 3 A-levels A - C grade. Due to graduate with BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy July 2016
Occupation
Student
Other Skills
Good communication skills. , Working as part of a varied and multidisciplinary teams., Working well with vulnerable adults and children., Experience of dealing with challenging situations., Proactive thinker., Empathy and understanding others needs., Hardworking., Managing workload effectively.
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