I started volunteering with Yellow Submarine through an internship opportunity at my university. I had spent the best part of my time at university involved in various volunteering projects, so I was really looking forward to starting out with Yellow Sub.
My first day at the charity, I was asked to spend time in the cafe and get to meet the interns there. I was quite nervous, not so much about interacting with the interns but because I had never worked in a cafe before.
The experience turned out to be amazing. The interns were given a lot of responsibility and ended up explaining all about the job to me. I never felt like they needed my supervision to work, it was about supporting each other as colleagues. Their enthusiasm and pride in what they were doing was incredible to see. Their interactions with customers was inspiring, they always had a smile for everyone. I can not begin to count the times I heard them say they loved their job!