Volunteering Testimonies

 

Lennon Granger

I started volunteering last summer because I wanted to increase my confidence, to make a change to the community by giving help and to make a good impression to staff and young people. Before I started volunteering, I was cheeky, aggressive and cocky and now I am level headed and a more understanding person, more open to activities and a better person all together. When I have been volunteering I have achieved a lot of thing like teaching the juniors how to play pool, I applied for money to do a talent show from YOMO, help with drug and issues program. I am part of the youth steering group, this entails me doing research on what staff and young people wish to take part in which projects and what they think of the rules and procedures and to make a plan to give to the board to see if we can do the projects we come up with. I helped with the lights and sound for the dramatic effects workshops. I have taken part the velodrome cycling twice. From all the hours of volunteering, it has changed me into a better person.

 

Thomas Wetherspoon

I started volunteering in June of 2013. I have since taken part in many projects. In my two years such mad about moves with Gmac, the Ready, Steady, Commonwealth cooking programme and two drama projects. I have been through several training courses such as food hygiene and child protection along with many more. I have enjoyed volunteering. I am now also on the Youth Steering Group this entails me doing research on what staff and young people wish to take part in, projects and what they think about the club and the rules and procedures and to make plans to give to the board to see if we can do the project. I take part in several projects such as cooking with the young people. I also help the young people with any IT issues they have and show them how to fix the issue themselves, if they are able to fix it. I also teach the juniors how to play a card game called Yu-Gi-Oh!. I started volunteering for my youth achievement and to gain confidence. Since I started volunteering I have moved on to next level of youth achievement and gained a lot of confidence and it has led me to studying at Kelvin College where I am doing a NC working with Communities.

Danni Welsh

I had started volunteering last year at the start of summer because it had seemed interesting when I worked with the juniors on my work experience also, I wanted to make a good impression on people and to impress my family. Before I had started volunteering here at fuse I was quite shy and really quiet since I didn’t know many people. I also attend Girls Night In where I have made some good friends and help decide on what we will be doing each month. But now since I have joined fuse I have let the chatty side of me jump out and Fuse is a good place to make me feel happy when I’m down. I thought I wouldn’t be able to trust anyone else but now I trust quite a few of the staff and it had helped me make more friends than I had before (except Facebook). Now I am a more confident person than before.