Posted 12:01AM on Tuesday 06 June 2017
Donna has chalked up an impressive 200 hours of volunteering in just two years, despite having to study for her A Levels.
During the summer holidays she often volunteered every day. Even when her A Level studies were at their height, she tried to help out at least once a week. She has also encouraged two of her friends to follow in her footsteps as volunteers.
Service Manager Tracey Armstrong said: “When I first met Donna she was quiet and shy, but keen to gain experience in working with young people. Volunteering has boosted her self–esteem and has given her the confidence to apply for university.”
In her time with us, Donna has been willing to turn her hand to almost anything. She has been involved in cooking, swimming, arts and crafts, Zumba, pottery and taking young people to the cinema. She has even helped out with fundraising. Most of her work has been in group activities, but more recently has volunteered on an individual basis with one young person we support.
Donna is always promoting the work of Positive Futures. She is a great ambassador for the organisation and for volunteering. That’s why she has been nominated as Lakeland Family Support Service’s Volunteer of the Year.