My first volunteering experience with Yellow Submarine was during the school summer holidays 2014, on a day trip to Oxford. I was a little apprehensive at first as I did not know any of the staff or young people, but I had no need to worry as I was soon met by lots of friendly, smiley faces in Oxford, all excited and ready for the adventures ahead! The staff were extremely welcoming and made me feel part of the team straight away, and the young people that were on the trip were all so friendly and confident considering I had never met them before. The weather was gorgeous and our day included a pizza picnic in the park and a trip to the Story Museum and Natural History Museum- what more could you ask for!

I have been lucky enough to volunteer on trips to Drayton Manor theme park and Cadbury's World - all of which ran incredibly smoothly, were great fun and a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with new people.

I am looking forward to working with all the staff and young people at Yellow submarine this year - I can't wait to find out what exciting trips are in store! If I was to give any advice to anyone thinking about volunteering for Yellow submarine, it would be to give it a go because you will never have a dull moment, and the people you are there to support are fantastic individuals who without the help of charities such as Yellow Submarine, perhaps wouldn't be able to experience some of these opportunities otherwise. It's incredibly rewarding - give it a go!