What our volunteers say

I've been volunteering for over 18 months and I love it.  I first came to the centre to a few functions and looking at the timetable I noticed there was an opportunity for a toddler group and so I volunteered to run 'Tots and Toddlers Story Time'.  I get a huge sense of wellbeing and belonging from volunteering and feel that the the staff, other volunteers and users of the centre are like my extended family.  The main reason I enjoy volunteering is that I feel like I am giving something back to the community. 


I have been volunteering at the centre for nearly 2 years now.  I first started because I was signing on and the Job Centre advised me to do some volunteering to gain new skills - and with the help of the centre I went on to get a cleaning job at nursery linked with the centre.  I really enjoy my time volunteering as I love meeting new people and helping with a variety of different things.


I have been volunteering at the centre for almost 4 years.  I used to come to the Centre for various classes and events and volunteered to buff the new hall floors and it has gone on from there.  The reason I volunteer is because I want to give something back to the Centre for everything they have done for me and it's the best thing I have ever done!! If anyone wants to volunteer the really should do it because you get a lot from it!


I have been volunteering at the Centre for about 5 years now.  I was doing a bit of work somewhere local but was having a bit of trouble so moved to the centre and have been there ever since.  I love the interaction with all the people who come to the centre!


I started volunteering about 3 years ago.  I’m a big admirer of the Centre manager – Rob Bruce, and I support Community groups with funding applications and a mutual friend of ours asked if I would get involved, so we met and here I am.  I enjoy meeting the great people who use the Centre and feel it has a big positive influence on the local community.  I admire that it is forever growing and reaching into the heart of local people.