“I have been one of the Family Events Volunteers for Candlelighters since February 2017. As a volunteer I help set up before and after an event, which involves moving furniture, setting up activities or ensuring there are enough drinks and snacks ready for the children and families who come to The Square.
For me this is one of the most important jobs, making sure the environment is welcoming and ready for those who use the services @ The Square. I make drinks for the families and make sure they have everything they need to feel welcome and comfortable. I really enjoy entertaining and playing with the younger siblings whilst their parents get time to have a drink, a chat or even a wellbeing treatment.
Being a volunteer for Candlelighters gave me the confidence I needed to find the right role for my new career, it also made me realise how wonderful the Square and the Candlelighters team are. It has been incredibly valuable and rewarding and I feel so proud to be part of the volunteer team.”