Letter Sample #55 – You have been doing some voluntary work to help your local community

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 55

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have been doing some voluntary work to help your local community. However, now you are unable to continue doing this work.

Write a letter to the manager of the organisation where you have been working. In your letter:

  • describe the work you have been doing
  • explain why you can no longer do this work
  • recommend another person who is interested in the work

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr Brown,

I have been working as a volunteer in your organisation ‘Help and Hope’ for about a year and I am proud to be a part of a very noble cause. I regret to inform you that I no longer can be a part of it due to my higher studies. I am hoping that you would consider my cousin Sebastian for the work.

I joined your organisation a year ago as I was deeply moved by your initiatives to fight for the less privileged children. Since then, I have been a part of your team. I primarily worked in the field and visited slum areas to collect data. I have met many bright children during my trip and many of them are still in touch with me. I regret that I will have to move to New Zealand next November to pursue my post graduation and can no longer work for your organisation.

However, I am happy to inform you that my cousin Sebastian can be my replacement for the work. He is very enthusiastic to help those children and he is a benevolent and outgoing person. He has already shown interest in the work. I have given him your number and he will contact you soon.

I want to thank you for the opportunity you gave me and I hope you will find my cousin a fitting person for the job.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Duggar

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