“I have been volunteering for Change Grow Live for two years, I’m currently studying psychology at university and came across Change Grow Live at college where they were running a stall around alcohol awareness. I had always been interested in working with clients with substance misuse issues but I never knew where to start or had the confidence to look.
I was told the best way to get into this field was to get experience volunteering, which is exactly what I did. I’ve been volunteering for two years at Change Grow Live and am due to start a social work degree in September to further my knowledge and experience.
I was worried I wouldn’t be accepted by service users as I’m only 21, but that has never been the case. The team and the service users are fantastic and although I work and am at university I could spend all my time at Hull Renew. I make it work, as I’m very passionate about what I do and helping people make positive changes. I have a great supervisor too, I hope to have her job one day!”