“Asked to help local youth mentoring charity SMASH with their marketing, I didn’t want to do the task for them. I wanted to give them guidance and share my skills with the staff and volunteers so that they could improve their own marketing.
I found my involvement really fulfilling. I was only 2 steps from young people in real need. I could be a small cog, changing things for someone, by giving just a couple of hours a week for 6 weeks.
It is difficult to find the time to give. You need support from your employer and from your colleagues. But they too can get the feel good factor from supporting you to volunteer.
I’ve really enjoyed the experience and look forward to working more with SMASH. The people there are full of infectious enthusiasm.”
Alex Young, Accord