"I gave up work to care for my family and lost confidence in myself, volunteering in the shop has been a stepping stone back into work and, what's more, Hope House gave me a reference"
"I have made loads of new friends - it's great working together as part of a team"
"I couldn't get a job when I finished college, so volunteering for Hope House gave me new skills and improved my CV; it helped me to decide what I wanted to do for the future"
"I didn't realise that I would meet people from so many different backgrounds"
"I feel very fortunate in life and wanted to give my time to help others, volunteering is so rewarding and FUN!!"