Jonathan McCarthy

Digital Marketing Volunteer
January 2022 – May 2022

Jonathan’s Journey


“I was studying a Digital Marketing Degree at Birmingham City University when I volunteered as a Digital Marketer at Himaya Haven from January 2022 to May 2022.


This volunteer role complimented my marketing degree really well. I gained some valuable knowledge and practical experience, especially in areas such as website development and  Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Prior to my time at Himaya Haven I had no previous experience in such areas, so it was really beneficial for my development. A typical day at the office consisted of uploading photos/videos onto the website and creating and planning new posts to help boost their social media presence. Some other skills I learned included changing the images on each website post to an automatic slideshow with timings, how to add and build a new website page, changing the structure of and updating the donation page plus editing any audio files to upload to the website.

The team at Himaya Haven have kept in touch with me ever since I left the office in April and I am grateful for the opportunity they provided for me.”