The thing I love most about volunteering is that I love working with people! I enjoy using my personal lived experience to guide individuals.
I loved what Humankind had to offer and wanted to work
within the community so I joined the Manchester Resettlement Service which
supports service users in their own homes.
I started as a volunteer and went out with staff who aided people with debt, tenancy issues and external services referrals. I now provide one-to-one companionship to service users who are about to leave the service. My role is fundamental in ensuring an efficient transition into community life.
The thing I love most about volunteering is that I love working with people! I enjoy using my personal lived experience to guide individuals. I also like how I get to meet different types of people and understand different communities.
I have been developing my skills and knowledge, and receiving appreciation from the staff. That has improved my confidence and self-esteem. I now know the direction I want to take in life and it helps give me purpose.
The staff in Manchester are always there to give advice and guidance, up-skill me and provide support personally and professionally. The work I do helps people and gives practical solutions. I would definitely recommend volunteering with Humankind.
The Manchester Resettlement Service