Celia has been volunteering with the Volunteer Centre since early 2018. After attending a ‘Benefits of Volunteering’ workshop, she signed up to become a Wellbeing Ambassador.
As part of her role, she has supported the ‘Compassionate Communities’ event, helping to promote better mental health for all. She has since volunteered for numerous activities as part of our Wellbeing programme.
"I have to volunteer because it is about giving back to the community, meeting people and it is good for your well-being. I wanted to learn new things about the community and the greatest achievement is making friends.
The best thing about volunteering is working in the community, meeting people. It's a confidence booster and what's more, it's fun!
The difference volunteering has made to me is that I feel more confident and I find I am a lot more outgoing. My glass is half full. I really do enjoy volunteering and I just can't stop talking about it.
Volunteering is the best thing you can do and I recommend it highly. You meet the most wonderful people at VCKC. You learn new things and there are courses they provide to help you in your day-to-day life. You can also set up groups within the community. If you want something to do, do volunteering. That is the first thing I tell people. Go to VCKC, it's great!"
VCKC Wellbeing supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs to find volunteering opportunities within Kensington & Chelsea. Click here or contact Louisa for more information.
You can find more volunteering journeys here.