Emily Mitchell

Volunteer

I have a BTEC in Health & Social care. For 11 years I was in girl guiding, working with other young girls in learning independence. I fundraised £4300 in total to complete voluntary work abroad in India. I worked in a woman’s refuge in the slums and taught English lessons to their children.
I currently work as a teaching assistant in a special needs school, my dream job! I’m very happy to say that I wake up in the morning looking forward to seeing all the lovely children I work with; and watching them learn new things day by day. I’m Level 4 in British Sign Language and I am always trying to learn new signs for my hard of hearing students.
I’m diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum. To others I may seem different, but I try my best to think of those around me before myself and to always remain positive when something may appear tricky. Resilience is my main goal! I try very hard to make sure I adapt my communication skills, but it is still important to know that sometimes being different is okay 🙂
I joined volunteering at Kool Carers for the people. Like one big happy family, my aim is to show compassion and friendship to the young people, provide reassurance when needed and to offer advice. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know the children and strongly admire their strength to remain positive when times can be tough.
My Interests: Travelling, photography, gardening, making sensory toys, spending time with my dogs and trying different things.