"I had volunteered in the past and found it really rewarding, so once I found out that the One Housing had a volunteering team I though it would be great to get back into it.
The team really helped find the right placement that fit around my work and family commitments. I now regularly help at a charity that supports families who have children with life limiting illnesses. Although the role can sometimes be hard, I like the fact that it feels like I’m making a real difference to people’s lives. I’ve also been able to learn new skills, like communicating with children and people from different culture that I don’t think I would have been able to before.
Volunteering has also helped me at work. Before I wasn’t a very patient person but now I feel much more calm and able to deal with the stress of job. The volunteering team were great because they made me feel welcome and found me a great opportunity that fit my life."