My name is Jayne I volunteer with B.O.B at the Coach House and Bob’s Place.
I have been volunteering since 2013. I embrace B.O.B every day; basically they are a life saver. Volunteering has allowed me to become emotionally confident in everyday life.
I have met lots of people who some are also in recovery that I can connect with. The management are very fair and understanding, protective and supportive. In my past I was an alcoholic and I remember actually falling through the door and collapsing on the sofa in the drop in when I first accessed services.
Volunteering has given me a purpose and as a volunteer I am no longer drinking. I really enjoy my role and look forward to every day on the rota. My recovery is fun and challenging there is a lot of activities for service users.
I volunteer as I like to give back to the community and society to say a big thank you. I have attended training classes to update my volunteer role. They also do awards for volunteers and l won a “volunteer of the year award last year, how cool is that “.
I feel proud and content and accepted into what I consider our extended B.O.B family and most of all I am sober !!
So yes you better believe it !! It really does what it says on the tin.
Jayne Mayo xx