Volunteering can have a transformative impact on people's lives. Here are just a few examples.
“Volunteering has given me a path in life”
“Volunteering made me realise I could do much more than I thought”
“Volunteering allows me to put something back into the community”
“It’s a pleasure to be a volunteer”
“Volunteering at Framework helped me to find work”
"Volunteering gives me a another way to help people"
By volunteering at Framework – by educating himself and stepping out of his comfort zone – he is building a new and more positive identity for himself.
After a major setback in his life, Steve is learning to live without limitations and is gaining confidence in his abilities by helping vulnerable people.
Carl was originally helped by Framework after experience difficulties with his mental health. Staff from the Moving Forward Service helped him to confront his debts and put his finances in order.
Winnie is a volunteer befriender – helping vulnerable people with mental health difficulties to engage with wider society. She wanted to volunteer to help others – but also to help herself.