I have always wanted to work in the charity sector, so delved at the chance to work for a local charity. I am proud of the opportunities that the Volunteering team give to so many individuals. Being so inclusive and non-judgemental opens so many doors for those that may have not had the chance to thrive and develop before.
I am Volunteer Co-ordinator here at Turning Tides. I love meeting so many interesting and diverse people, both clients and volunteers. My job has a lot of variety and I love the freedom the organisation allows for creative and innovative ways to improve and enhance staff, clients and volunteers’ experiences.
My role is not just about fundraising, it also has a big focus on educating young people about homelessness. I spend time in schools breaking down stereotypes and giving insight into the reasons and causes of homelessness, and how we can work together to support those experiencing homelessness.
Having previously been homeless myself I felt I could help others out of these circumstances and provide the smile we all need. I love everything about my job: being in the community and meeting new people, taking on challenges and going home at the end of the day knowing I have worked hard to make a difference.
Turning Tides have a really strong reputation as a homelessness provider. To be part of a charity that is innovative, growing sustainably and truly puts the clients at the heart of all that we do is a privilege. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the clients that we support is so important to me.