Light touch volunteer Dylan explains what giving his time to help our services has given him in return.
After going through bad mental health myself, I found that learning all I could about the subject helped, but what got me through it was volunteering.
The Trust is amazingly supportive and feels like a tight knit family community. They offer so many services and opportunities for volunteers. My best experience of the Trust is the people. So many people are willing to help and want your help in return.
My role as light touch volunteer is amazing, as I work Trust-wide participating in many projects and initiatives to improve our services. Through this I have gained additional qualifications and knowledge which will support me in getting into paid employment.
I feel so privileged to be a part of a great community of people who work so closely to help others. I have met some wonderful people, service users and staff. The Trust really does live the values and this shines upon the whole Trust. I feel that I have contributed in a positive way to better the services we provide and better myself, to be a better person and become an advocate for other people wanting to volunteer. It really is the best thing you can do, and no place better to do it.
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