As part of a university course one woman from Derbyshire will help support people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities to live independently.
Emily Reader, 20, will spend nine months on the programme in Glasgow organised by The national volunteering charity, Volunteering Matters.
She said: “I feel that volunteering has given me a better understanding of the difficulties faced by people with physical and learning disabilities and I can see that the experience I’m gaining will be invaluable for my CV and future career. It’s great seeing that I’m having a positive impact on the service users lives and helping them live more independently.”
Emily, is doing a placement year as part of her psychology degree at Leeds University.
John Maxwell, Recruitment Manager for Full time volunteering at Volunteering Matters said: “We are delighted that so many young people are choosing to volunteer full time. It is a fantastic way to really lend a helping hand to the community. We work closely with a range of partners including schools, universities, social services departments, homeless hostels and other charities, to ensure needs in the community are met and that our volunteers get the opportunities they are looking for.”
For more information about Full Time Volunteering, go to: www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/volunteering-matters/young-people/full-time-volunteering/