I volunteered in early 2013 initially to help with the painting and cleaning of the new Yellow Submarine cafe on Park end St. This was very enjoyable with everyone mucking in and not worrying about getting their hands dirty!

When the cafe opened Toby introduced a trainee programme for young people with learning difficulties and I volunteered to help with this training. I was initially worried about whether or not my lessons would interest the young people but I need not have worried they were all enthusiastic and enjoyed the course immensely.

I was privileged to see the students gaining in confidence and many of them enjoyed working in the cafe and interacting with customers. It is lovely to see many of them working in an apprenticeship scheme in the cafe and dealing professionally with customer requests.

I would highly recommend volunteering at the Yellow Submarine.