Volunteers at Witney Youth Club.

Before I started volunteering at Yellow Submarine, I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. However, the staff were really reassuring and I was never left not knowing what to do or dealing with an incident on my own. I have been volunteering at the Tuesday night club for five months now and over that time I have really valued the time spent getting to know each member of the gang - some of the most positive people I have ever met with completely infectious smiles!

The creativity that goes into planning each session is amazing and we have been on so many adventures like going to the fair (on the first week I volunteered!) and more recently, visited by an animal expert who brought in lots of adorable creatures including an African Pygmy Hedgehog which everyone loved! One of my favourite parts of each week is the check in when everyone sits together and takes it in turns to tell the group about their week, enabling us all to celebrate the successes (however small or big).

Yellow Submarine is the highlight of my week, there is never a session when we’re not laughing together!