SNAP Centre Volunteer

One of our many young volunteers, Evie, has gained valuable work experience at The SNAP Centre and relishes being part of one big family…

How did you first hear about SNAP? 

I was talking to a friend of our family who has a son with autism who said she had struggled to get him to settle, or to enjoy any extra curricular activities, until she had discovered SNAP.

What inspired you to volunteer?
I don’t like anybody to feel left out. I wanted to join SNAP to make a difference to someone else and the way they feel about themselves, I want to make sure that everyone is included and has a good time.

In what way do you volunteer for SNAP and what does it involve?

I volunteer for SNAP regularly on a Wednesday with the younger and older drama sessions. I also occasionally help out in the holidays with the day sessions. It’s all about getting involved and encouraging everyone to take part, to talk and organise games or come up with some ideas they can develop. It’s all really fun.

“It’s all about getting involved and encouraging everyone to take part, to talk and organise games or come up with some ideas they can develop.

It’s all really fun.”

“I can honestly say that coming to SNAP is the best part of my week. It doesn’t even feel like I’m volunteering it just feels like I’m catching up with my friends. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, it really makes you feel like you are a part of one big family.”

Which previous skills have you been able to bring to volunteering, and have you learnt any new ones?

I would definitely say volunteering has given me a lot more confidence with making new friends, and helps me outside of SNAP as well as within.

What is the most rewarding part of being a SNAP volunteer?

I can honestly say that coming to SNAP is the best part of my week. It doesn’t even feel like I’m volunteering it just feels like I’m catching up with my friends. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, it really makes you feel like you are a part of one big family.

Would you recommend volunteering?

I would definitely recommend it to others. I started a year ago and I regret not starting sooner!

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