I’ve Found Paid Work!

In Aspire Case Studies by Lisa Irwin

“I’ve volunteered since September 2017, working in the office which I have never done before but wanted to experience to see what it be like. I was very nervous and anxious but excited to start volunteering to help me get back into a working environment, also to help with my anxiety. The staff and other volunteers have been very friendly and welcoming, also been very understanding and supportive with my anxiety.

During my time volunteering I have really enjoyed working in the office and I’m learning so much, I have grown in confidence and I’m less anxious too. The staff have been a joy to work with and starting to feel like I’m part of the team.

Then October 2018 I got offered a job working part time in the office, which I never thought that would happen to me and I’m very thankful for the opportunity. I’m really grateful and happy with all the support and kindness with everyone I volunteer with, I can honestly say that volunteering has been one best thing I have ever done and has made such a big difference to me. Even my family and friends have notice the change in me and I’m a lot happier, I’m starting to feel like myself again and feeling positive about the future”.

Aspire Volunteer
November 2018