This is what our volunteers have to say on their experiences…
“I am a middle aged lady who is semi-retired. After an active working life I found myself with too much spare time on my hands with the onset of boredom creeping in.”
“I volunteer one morning per week and have benefited greatly. I have met lots of new people from all walks of life. I feel I have discovered hidden talents such as the ability to listen.”
“As a volunteer at Petrus I feel part of a team both appreciated and valued by staff and the people who use Petrus.” – Julie, women’s intervention group volunteer.
“Basically I really enjoy being with good people and learning new skills. It’s never boring. It’s a really good laugh. I am boosting my CV, collecting certificates and meeting the community.” – Denis, Green Gym volunteer.
“Besides supporting service users, it has helped me with my self confidence.”
“It’s so interesting. I really enjoy being able to do something I want to do rather than something I have to do.”
Below is a short film explaining the impact of volunteers.