It’s Volunteers Week 2022, a week where volunteers are celebrated! We want to thank all our volunteers for their hard work, their sacrifice, and their dedication to bettering other people’s lives. We spoke with Zel, a volunteer at Advice Portsmouth, about her experiences. If you are interested in doing something similar, let us know.
Hi my name’s Zel and I just wanted to explain my time at Advice Portsmouth. Firstly, I would like to talk about the staff/colleagues that work there. Every single one of them are amazing, they are always willing to help and always made me feel welcomed. Even when I first started and kept asking questions, they were lovely and very patient with me.
Secondly, my experience at Advice Portsmouth was very positive! I have learnt so many new things that I had no idea of. I was also very lucky to be able to do things around the office, such as helping individuals fill forms and being able to access the documents to fill in. This really made me feel more involved and helped me learn new things.
Advice Portsmouth really does their best to help everyone in the community. I didn’t realise Advice Portsmouth had so much to offer and helps individuals in different ways. It is also nice to know the team enjoy helping others.
Overall, if I didn’t finish University this year I would have loved to go back as I feel like I needed more time as every day you learn something new. It is a great place to volunteer as they trust you so nicely and teach you new things. It has helped me get a better understanding of the working environment in general also.
A massive thank you to Annette, Deanne, Jenny, Judith, Mel and Tom who I mainly worked with! Every single one was also so funny to work with and I really appreciate their help.