"For me, it’s more than just volunteering or giving back. It has been completely life-changing."
"I’ve always loved Emmaus from the first moment I experienced it. In the 1990s, I helped to set up Emmaus Greenwich and I now volunteer every Thursday at Emmaus Gloucestershire."
"We don’t have the right to work here because we’re going through the asylum process, but we feel good volunteering because we are learning how to work in the UK. It fills us with satisfaction to be able to help the local community with what little we have."
"I really enjoy it and I’m hoping that I can carry on volunteering at Emmaus Gloucestershire once I finish college."
"I’m just really pleased that after all the years of thinking that I wanted to volunteer here, that it’s everything I thought it would be and more."
"Emmaus was like a hand pulling me out of a dark hole. I’m still here, I’m still breathing and I’m happy."
"We’re proud to volunteer for Emmaus. I know that anyone volunteering for a charity is or should be proud, but this feels a bit different."
In the early days, I was inspired by what we were doing at Emmaus and now, I’m totally committed to it."
"The pandemic hit me and my business hard. Emmaus has given me the opportunity to get my feet back on the ground."
"My favourite thing about the work Emmaus provides is meeting so many new people when they come into shop."