Bronwyn’s Story #VolunteersWeek2019

Bronwyn’s Story #VolunteersWeek2019

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#VolunteersWeek2019

It’s Volunteers Week 1-7 June and Sheffield Futures is celebrating its fantastic volunteers.

Bronwyn Tero, a Childhood Studies student at Sheffield Hallam University first got involved with Sheffield Futures as a volunteer at the Door 43 wellbeing café. ‘I first wanted to get involved with Sheffield Futures because I wanted to gain more experience working with young people before I graduated, and I know Sheffield Futures do a lot of great work with young people in Sheffield.’ Says Bronwyn.

Bronwyn has been a regular volunteer at the Door 43 wellbeing café which runs on a Tuesday night in the new health and wellbeing zone at Star House since October. Door 43 is a one stop shop of emotional wellbeing support for 13-25 year olds that provides a preventative service to stop mental health crises occurring in this age group by developing and employing effective strategies to motivate and encourage healthy lifestyle changes.

‘My role involves supporting young people in the Wellbeing Cafe on a Tuesday evening. This usually involves chatting with young people who access Door43’s services, and engaging them in wellbeing activities which staff plan.’

‘It’s so rewarding to know that I’m making a difference in young peoples’ lives, and I have loads of fun working with the other staff and volunteers as well.’ She says.

‘I would encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering to definitely get involved in anything that interests them. It’s a really great way to develop your skills and experience and make a difference in other people’s lives.’

For more information about volunteering at Sheffield Futures please contact Matthew Astbury, Volunteer Officer volunteering@sheffieldfutures.org.uk or call 0114 201 6609

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