Change Grow Live – health and social care charity

“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!”