What our volunteers say
Here are just a few things that our volunteers have said to us over the last year, showing some of the ways that volunteering can really help the volunteer.
Since applying to volunteer with Unity I realised that I could be useful. Having somewhere to go on a regular basis has helped build my confidence. I have had a few blips on the way where I doubted myself, but I am now working part time and loving the newfound me.
Since completing core group, and not going back to work, I needed something to concentrate my mind. I came to Unity Volunteering through a mutual friend and since then and having an informal meeting with CI, I haven’t looked back. Still sober and clean, learning new skills, and am now working part time. One year ago I was heading for an early grave. Volunteering works – if you work it!
Fantastic fun and meeting up with new friends with same interests, more than I could have hoped for – makes me feel useful again.
Working with the veterans as part of the volunteers project has given me some needed structure in my life. Having worked on two volunteering projects I am enjoying some comradeship which reminds me of my army days. I still have a long way to go but have new signposting for my PTSD issues through the project and for the first time think that with the projects help I can crack this.
I was signposted to Unity volunteer service when trying to get back into employment having had a long career break. I wanted to rebuild my confidence and skills in order to make progress. I was very happy and motivated when Unity met with me, they listened and we talked through opportunities I felt matched my interests and objectives.
I was put in touch with an organisation I am now meeting with to explore voluntary opportunities that may lead to future job opportunities. I will continue to connect with Unity to increase these good prospects.
Thank you Unity for supporting and encouraging me to connect and just try it.
I would highly recommend this service to people who have perhaps struggled at different stages in life and are looking to make positive and supported changes in their future.
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