Tell us about your role
How did you find out about volunteering at Aberdeen Cyrenians? What made you want to volunteer?
I wanted to give something back and had heard a lot about Aberdeen Cyrenians. Similar to Sam I had looked into volunteering at Christmas but the volunteer roles had already been filled. However, I applied when volunteering opened again in the January and that's when I became a regular volunteer, that was over five years ago!
If a friend wanted to volunteer, what would you say was the best thing about volunteering with us?
You will meet some great people who have challenging circumstances but by volunteering you can make a positive difference to them.
Has your understanding and perception of homelessness changed since you have been volunteering here?
Yes it has, I have realised that people who are homeless are just like any of us.
What’s the one thing in your role that you did not expect?
Being here five years later and enjoying it more than ever! Also singing at the weekly workshop!
Volunteers' Week runs from 1-7 June 2019, providing a chance to recognise and thank the amazing contribution that volunteers make to our charity.