Volunteers at our Oxford Youth Club.

I would be surprised if someone wasn't nervous volunteering at their first session, I know I was, especially as I didn't know what to expect. I thought I would be left not knowing what to do or how to interact with the members, but I have never been so wrong! The activity leaders and other staff members are the friendliest, most welcoming people I have ever met, who care about their volunteers just as much as their members. The activity leader briefs us before each session so I know exactly what to do and I get along with the members and other volunteers really well. The young people thoroughly enjoy each week, and making them laugh and smile honestly gives me the most rewarding feeling. The creativity and thought put into each session is incredible, and I feel honoured to work with such an inspirational charity.

It has been such a memorable experience, and volunteering here has really improved my confidence. I will be sad to leave when I go off to Uni, but will definitely come back to volunteer during the holidays. For anyone thinking of volunteering with Yellow sub, as Shia Labeouf would say, just do it!