I started volunteering eight years ago and have worked with several homeless charities.
I soon realised that, within the homeless community, the problem was much more complex than just food.
This is the reason that I am staying with ROC, as they provide the full wrap-around service, helping them to get into accommodation and then continuing to support them going forward.
I have found my forever home with ROC.
I have several roles, which include working the charity shop, collecting and delivering donations
and doing the day-to-day admin for the work we carry out.
On a more personal note I have health problems and was forced to give up work. This was a major blow to me and sitting at home was affecting my mental health. Volunteering, when I am well enough, has given me a reason to get out of bed in the morning, which has played a significant part in improving my mental health. I have become more confident in my role and am now doing some outreach work.
As the charity grows day by day we’re always looking for more volunteers. I would highly recommend joining our team, as you really can make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.