Describe a volunteering experience you have had

Describe a volunteering experience you have had


Describe a volunteering experience you have had.

You should say:
What it was?
Where it was?
Why did you volunteer?
How did you feel about it?



  • Being an altruistic and philanthropic person, I regularly indulge in volunteering works.
  • I am an integral part of various charitable organisations which engage in such works.
  • Whenever I have leisure time, I prefer to spend it on helping others.

What it was?, and Where it was?

  • The recent voluntary work I did was during the lockdown.
  • Due to the corona pandemic outbreak, the whole world came to a standstill.
  • All of a sudden, the government of my nation took a brave decision of imposing a strict lockdown to limit the spread of the deadly virus.
  • The whole country came to a standstill.
  • During this period the migrant labourers of our area went through a tough time.
  • Seeing their plight, our charitable organisation decided to help them.
  • We used to supply three meals a day along with other essential items like clothing.
  • Being a doctor, I would provide them with the necessary medical treatment.

Why did you volunteer?

  • Migrant labourers were the worst sufferers due to the lockdown.
  • Neither they could go to their native places and nor they did not have any work to do because of lockdown 
  • Due to this, they were going through a severe financial crunch.
  • Since I was awestruck on seeing their unfortunate condition, I took it as a bounden duty to help them.

How did you feel about it?

  • When I saw a smile on their faces after a long time, I got enlightened.
  • It was a life-changing experience for me, and I sincerely believe that that act of mine has made me a better human being.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a volunteering experience you have had”.

1. What qualities are required for being a volunteer?

  • To be a good volunteer, all you need is a zeal to help the needy people. Apart from this, you do not need any other quality.

2. What type of personality does a volunteer has?

  • A volunteer is a selfless person who loves helping others. He gets immense satisfaction by helping others.

3. How can companies engaging in volunteering help our society?

  • Companies can help society by paying for the education of needy people. Moreover, they could spend money on creating awareness on various issues like cleanliness, female foeticide etc.

4. Do you think people nowadays should participate more in volunteering?

  • Yes, because this way we could create a helpful society. Moreover, through this practice, people could bridge the gap between them by rubbing their shoulders while doing voluntary work.

5. How do modern technologies assist volunteers and volunteering experiences?

  • With the help of modern technology, it is has become extremely easy to highlight the issues faced by our society. At the click of a button, the volunteers can create mass awareness. Moreover collecting funds and buying things has also become easier comfortable through these applications.

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