Volunteering at Bath Gateway Out and About Club has become a hugely important part of my life. I found out about this amazing club through a student I supported doing sports at Bath College.
Each week she enthusiastically would talk of her excitement of going to club that evening, meeting her friends and doing a range of fabulous activities. I was intrigued and came along to find out more. From my very first session, I fell in love with the group. Both members and volunteers have become my new family.
I enjoy the opportunity to bring people together and make a unique difference to the lives of others. It is my chance to give something back to others. The club is fun and friendly and I too now look forward to my weekly activities with the club. Since volunteering, I now work inspiring and helping students to volunteer in the community too.
I have been a volunteer at Bath Gateway Out and About for nearly six years and have really got to become friends with our members, to see the happiness on their faces its indescribable. I have watched our members growing in confidence and thrive in a positive and uplifting atmosphere. I love volunteering and I love everyone to bits!
Here is a video made by one of our former activity supporters, showing what kind of things can be involved in a typical day's volunteering with Bath Gateway Out & About, plus what is involved in the application process, and also what kinds of valuable experience, skills and rewards can be gained by a club volunteer.