I have a lot of experience with people who have learning difficulties, my sister is Autistic, I thought I one day might like to work with people like her. When I was sixteen I applied for my first volunteer role with a charity called 'The Western Corner Project' it was through this group I heard about Yellow Submarine, a lot of the young people were involved with both and they were very similar. Unfortunately, Western Corner lost its government funding and closed down, I was really disappointed, I had only volunteered from the Easter Holidays through to the summer and I enjoyed every second of it.
A couple of years later as I was coming to the end of my A Levels I decided I would like to do some voluntary work again, I couldn't find anything! Which was when I remembered hearing about Yellow Submarine, I decided to look into what they do and realised it was exactly what I was looking for. I sent off an application and the same day heard back saying they'd like to meet me, the process was quick and easy and I was invited for a trial day at The Hub a couple of weeks later, I was nervous but there was no need, the staff were all really kind and friendly and the young people were great fun, there was loads going on and there wasn't a dull moment.
A year and a half later there still isn't, I love Yellow Submarine and would recommend anyone to get involved!