Why become a volunteer?
The Community Cafe is always looking for volunteers!
This is Amanda’s story.
“I moved to Bonar Bridge in April 2015, with my partner and son. Both my partner and son settled really well and very quickly. I struggled a lot to become part of the community. I spent two years not working and I struggled to make friends, so I spent most of my time on my own. I then found out about the Community Food Stop. It took me time to build up the confidence to enquire about volunteering. I have regained a skill that I hadn’t used in 15 years; I sat my Health and Hygiene certificate and now a year later my life has changed dramatically. Residents in Bonar Bridge know me by my first name and I have made so many new friends. I have gone on lots of courses and have gained employment through the Trust. I have also experienced very good health benefits as I am now so much more active and fitter.”
What can you gain from volunteering:
- Friendship/ good company
- Confidence building
- Giving back to the community
- Training and employment opportunities
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