The best things about being a volunteer are seeing the children get opportunities they wouldn’t usually because of their background; seeing them gain confidence and build friendships and having a safer place to go so they aren’t wandering the streets and causing trouble because they are bored. I have also made new friends and the residentials are awesome!
Volunteering for The Boathouse Youth has enabled me to work with children in different environments from the Youth Centre to Detached & Outreach as well as Residential stays. Witnessing the hard work and commitment that the staff and volunteers put in pays off when you see children and young people succeed, develop and progress through our help, support and guidance. It is one of the most rewarding feelings to know that you have made a difference in their lives. I would highly recommend volunteering for BHY it is an amazing journey and opportunity you do not want to miss.