Rupert has been volunteering with the Wednesday Open Group since August. Before this he had never formally volunteered and although he lived locally, wasn’t aware of Centre 404’s services:
“I joined Centre 404 at a career break juncture in my life. I knew I wanted to give some of my life and work experiences back to others. My first days at the group were daunting, but the management and other volunteers are terrific in supporting you through this process, always there to guide and encourage you.
Centre 404 has given me confidence and a lift I hadn’t been expecting. You do these activities thinking it’s solely to help others, but what suddenly becomes apparent is how much it helps you.”