We have loved sharing all of our amazing stories of our Prince’s Trust volunteers this week – but a week is just not long enough to celebrate and thank them! Volunteers’ Week has highlighted just how proud we are of the long-standing relationship that we have with The Prince’s Trust, and we hope to continue this relationship and provide many more volunteers with the same invaluable experience that this team had.
The Northampton and North Prince’s Trust Group Team 60, arrived at Jubilee Lodge on Sunday 7th April to complete a week-long residential placement as a part of their longer 12-week programme. The group was led by team leader Paul Hamblin and was made up of 15 volunteers who all said what an amazing time they’d had! The personal development programme with The Prince’s Trust gave them the confidence and skills to be able to take on this week and many of them didn’t want to leave.
Here are our volunteer stories for you in case you missed them this week!
Prince’s Trust volunteer Sian struggled to find her path in life and wasn’t interested in going to college or 6th Form. After attending the drop-in session for the Prince’s Trust, she kept coming back and is so glad she did. Getting the opportunity to volunteer at Revitalise has truly helped Sian discover a passion for caring.
“I can’t describe what it’s like volunteering at Revitalise. It has made me want to pursue a career in caring for others. I think everyone should volunteer here to see the world differently.”
Charlie was in a coma for six days in May last year following a serious accident which left him with a brain injury. After some deliberation, Charlie felt ready in himself to complete the personal development programme with the Prince’s Trust. Although he isn’t ready to go into full-time work just yet, Charlie is going to carry on volunteering with the hope of helping others with brain injuries.
“It’s hard to explain my time at Revitalise but it’s been so good to see a development in myself. Volunteering here is just like second nature now and I feel relaxed doing it.”