I started volunteering for Doorway four days a week in 2012. It came at a time in my life when I wanted to give more.  I was a single mum to 4 wonderful kids, but as I was out of work I needed something for me.
As soon as I started at Doorway I felt I was really giving something back. I fell in love with this organisation and it's purpose. I made good friends and felt comfortable straight away.  I knew from day one that I wanted to give even more. I was offered shadowing opportunities, which allowed me to learn so much about the issues young people face on a daily basis and this opportunity gave me the platform to develop new skills. 
Eventually new funding became available and I was offered a job as Project Worker.  It's been an amazing experience, one that gets better with every passing day. There's a lot of hands on projects we run with the young people, decorating, cleaning and cooking. In this role I also help with promotion,  fundraising events and going out talking to groups and businesses.