I have done volunteer work for 3 years for a local community. We use university students to help us with our work. The volunteer work I have done has been quite extensive as I have set up a program and written a manual for it so anyone can step in to my shoes and do it. (I only add this to indicate that the work is detailed and I could write a thorough letter for a student). I do work at the university as a paid employee as well.
There is a student who really stands out who would like a reference letter from me. I am certainly happy to write it. The issue I have is how to present the letter. I have some initials behind my name so I could write with no letterhead and try to look professional through my initials. I am not sure about how the council would feel about me using their letterhead. You know how government offices can be. There is no one else at the council who could write the letter. I don’t think I can use my university letterhead as the volunteer job is unrelated to my real job. This kid is great and deserves a professional looking letter. Any suggestions? Thanking you in advance.