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Volunteering Changed My Life

Feeling his career prospects were limited after losing his job in his late fifties, David fell into a depression and turned to drink. With the support of his family however David began to get well but realised he needed something to occupy his time.

He visited the Volunteer Centre and chose to spend a day a week helping out in a day centre, where he was encouraged to study for an NVQ in Health & Social Care.

As David began to learn new skills his confidence soared and he felt ready to apply for jobs in a completely different field.

Dave - Volopps

David said:

It’s a real privilege to care for people, particularly those who are most vulnerable. I realised that I had found my niche and couldn’t believe that
volunteering had led me to a career with such tremendous job satisfaction.”