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I still vividly remember picking up the Jigsaw4u leaflet at the Lloyds bank in Mitcham, to read whilst I was waiting in the queue. Call it a coincidence or a “meant-to-be” moment but it also happened to be the time where I wanted to give back to the community in which I’ve spent the majority of my life especially in a similar role to mentoring/ working with children.

The process of joining Jigsaw4u was effortless and I very quickly joined the rich 8 week training program from which I gained a lot of skills and knowledge, but one that also generally helped raise awareness of some of the issues I have been ignorant to.

For me personally, I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with Jigsaw4u for 3 big reasons. I am a big fan of the work that they do within the community and the impact it has on the lives of others so I wanted to be involved in helping make that change.

They are very respective of the time that we spend as volunteers. There was a system to log all of the hours we have volunteered for and there has always been something for me to do during the times I did volunteer. For me, this showed how much Jigsaw4u valued their volunteers.

However, most importantly for myself, I really enjoyed working with everyone who made up the team. I always left the office feeling refreshed and full of energy from the positive interactions with everyone in the office. I have found this to be the unique quality of Jigsaw4u.

For anyone who is thinking about volunteering with Jigsaw4u, I would definitely recommend it for a whole host of reasons varying from the communication skills you can develop to the positive relationships you create with the team and the service-users. You will definitely feel like your time has been much appreciated and valued.


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