What’s the secret of long and happy volunteering? Love for my fellow person. It’s that simple.
When people think of volunteering, you think of sorting things out and working in a shop, but there are loads of different roles you can do here. These can really help you in life and help you with courses.
Life can change if you think positively and aim for something. Emmaus is the best place to go to in Preston. If you accept support, you can achieve anything.
Lisa has always helped others in her career. Following a personal tragedy, with the help of Benefit Mankind, Lisa and her family set up a foundation to help people in need and started a new role as an Emmaus Preston volunteer coordinator. You can read her story here.
“When you’re volunteering with Emmaus, you’re actually working alongside people supported here, and seeing how your role is changing people’s lives.”
"For me Emmaus is about ending homelessness, but more than that, it’s about joining the working world. "
“Volunteering is satisfying and it gives you a good feeling that you’re helping give someone a better life. So many people who are supported by Emmaus Preston go on to better things.”
"If you can do something, do something for Emmaus, as whatever you do or give it won’t be wasted and I promise it will make a real difference to peoples lives."
"Emmaus gets people who have been homeless off to a good start by building routines back into working lives and helping people move on after that."
"Emmaus has changed my life really. I wouldn’t be where I am now, with my kids, without this place."
"I wasn’t living rough for too long though and thankfully I met the staff at Emmaus."
"I love seeing the change in companions as they settle in, working and having that belief and confidence building."
"I’m grateful for what Emmaus has done for me – it helped me a lot and I’ve met a lot of good friends."
"My confidence has gone way way higher than it was when I started. I’m happy at the minute."