"The most positive thing about working at Emmaus is that I get to see first-hand where my hard work is going."
"If people see the progression that a companion can actually make, it could motivate them to come and try the community."
"I’ve been retired now for quite a number of years and volunteering is a great way of putting something back into the community."
"Hand on heart, the work aspect though was most important to me – something to get me teeth into each day."
“Emmaus is making me realise what I want out of life and is helping me to achieve my dreams.”
"I was one of the founding trustees of Emmaus Leeds way back in 1999. I’ve done all my charity work in Leeds. I am very much someone who supports the city and wants to see it succeed."
“I think that Emmaus has done me the world of good. I’ve made all my family proud since I’ve been here."
"If Emmaus hadn’t given me the chance to prove myself, I’m pretty sure I would have ended up dead."
"I'm enjoying just having the opportunity to work alongside my colleagues and the companions in the community; it’s an inspiring place to be."
"Emmaus has changed my life really. I wouldn’t be where I am now, with my kids, without this place."