I have given many an hour to volunteer work over the years, but these past 12 months I have given my time as a volunteer to Ynot Aspire.
To work alongside people who have the drive and passion to make a difference just as much as I do if not more is a privilege. I spent 20 years in prison so why not share that experience with the young generation of our society,
I love the workshops spilling my guts hour after hour hoping that only one person needs to listen to make a difference, I am often asked what is it that I talk about in the work shops and cells project, truth, honesty, and fact, is the answer every time.
To put into words what volunteering means to me is hard, explaining the satisfaction I gain and the confidence it gives me that we can make a difference is a nice feeling.
But most of all it’s about those young people giving them an insight to the consequences to there actions and behaviour, I love being a volunteer and so grateful and proud that I am allowed to be around and part of a great team.
What can I say about two people Sharon & Paula who I believe are the driving force behind Ynot Aspire? From the very first time I met them I was made to feel part of a great team never judgmental, always very professional genuinely really nice people who just want to help others. I can’t speak highly enough of them.