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Kelly's Volunteering Experience

Kelly recommends volunteering

“I’ve always wanted to do volunteer work but because of changing shift patterns at work I was unable. When I was made redundant it was the perfect opportunity to start. I spent time helping with the fundraising and communications team.

“I chose to volunteer at Derventio because of the kind of work they do, because it’s close to my heart. I have a family member who has been deeply affected by drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues.

“Although he’s still battling with these problems and finds it hard to accept help, without assistance for the last ten years or so from projects like Derventio, I don’t know whether he would still be with us.

“To me, the work Derventio does is so important, and volunteering has given me the opportunity to give something back and meet some really lovely people. If you’re considering becoming a volunteer I would say to go for it — it’s so worthwhile!”

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