How long have you been volunteering with Haven?

I’ve been volunteering at Haven for about 8 months now.

Why did you decide to volunteer with us?

I initially wanted to volunteer at Haven as I think it’s a brilliant organisation that provides invaluable services to families. I also wanted to volunteer here as I've been off work for a couple of years following having a child, and wanted to gain more up to date experience working with CYP.

What's it been like?

The training was brilliant and I've felt welcomed and valued throughout my time so far at Haven.

I've helped out on various sessions and also a family day. For the past few months I've been mentoring a young person, once a week. His confidence has grown a great deal during this time and he's now comfortable around me and talks freely. We get to play games, go to the cinema and have even tried out a game cafe.

I plan on continuing to be part of Haven for as long as possible, as not only do I feel like I’m helping others, I am also gaining experience and developing new skills that I will be able to use in the future.