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Volunteering Opened Up A Whole New World For Me

After leaving school Naomi spent several years suffering from ill health, spending spells in hospital. Having recovered she was keen to get into work, but needed to do so gradually and at her own pace. She visited the Volunteer Centre and was put in touch with staff at The Pavilion – a day centre for older people.

The Pavilion - Volopps

Naomi started initially volunteering one day a week, then building up to 2 days, helping out with refreshments, chatting to service users and helping them as needed. She was encouraged to gain new skills and attended a number of training courses, developing her skills.

Naomi said:

Volunteering opened up a whole new world for me. As well as helping me to find a new career, it initially got me out of the house, meeting people, increased my confidence and gave me a purpose in life.”