Volunteer Stories

Alistair Liddiard

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Role: 
Sports Assistant
Over the year spent with us, Ali has built up confidence and good relationships with the young people he has helped coach. He has done a great job and everyone who he has helped with thoroughly enjoys his presence - Phil Carey, Sports Development Worker

Ali came to Sussex Central YMCA through NACRO to complete his CSLA and FA Level 1 Course. After passing the course Ali stayed with us to complete his 100 hours voluntary service. Ali really enjoyed the course and the experience so he decided to carry on volunteering for the Sports department. Ali’s confidence grew and grew and he started volunteering for other agencies and organisations. He helped setup a football team at NACRO where he continues to volunteers. To date Ali has done over 200 voluntary hours for us which he has thoroughly benefited from. He picked up a “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Sports Department at Sussex Central YMCA’s Y-Oscars, which took place last October and he was highly commended as a “Young Volunteer of the Year” at the Sussex sports partnerships awards in November.

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Abigail

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Role: 
Lunch Club Volunteer
Abigail worked at the lunch club for about four months. Her duties were helping with food preparation, setting tables, serving lunch and helping clear up afterwards. She worked well as part of a team, supporting and helping other young volunteers. She was very reliable and cheerful, which the older people enjoyed very much. She was helpful with the older people and showed a lot of patience and understanding. That’s why we presented her with an award at the Hove YMCA Y’Oscars ceremony! - Jackie, Older People’s Project Coordinator


Abigail was being supported by tenancy support and wanted to do some volunteering to fit with her course, a diploma in Health and Social Care. Her support worker introduced her to the youth volunteering project and helped her with the recruitment process. There were several opportunities on offer, but to fit with childcare, Abigail decided to first try out the Y-Saturday Club for children with moderate learning difficulties. She got on really well in the club but was worried she wouldn’t make the 60 hours for her coursework and wanted to try out something else. So she then went onto another volunteer opportunity in the Older People’s lunch club, assisting with the lunch and the activities, whilst befriending the older people. She volunteered from March to July 07 and become a committed and valued member of the team. To say thank you and recognise her en

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Simon Harrison

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Role: 
Volunteer Project Coordinator
Having worked in the business world for many years I wanted to test myself in a completely different environment. Sussex Central YMCA appealed to me as it is physically right in the heart of the community and has a wide scope in terms of the projects with which it is involved. I have had the chance to meet many people and have witnessed first hand the commitment and value that the organization brings to the local area
Simon has worked for American Express for many years and therefore, as part of his company benefit package, he had the opportunity to go on a Sabbatical Programme and work with a charitable organization. He worked with us for 6 months during which time he undertook various tasks including developing an Induction programme for volunteers, partnering with Brighton University to bring volunteers into the organization, giving young people careers advice and working in our Thursday evening Youth Club.


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Abigail

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Role: 
Lunch Club Volunteer
Abigail worked at the lunch club for about four months. Her duties were helping with food preparation, setting tables, serving lunch and helping clear up afterwards. She worked well as part of a team, supporting and helping other young volunteers. She was very reliable and cheerful, which the older people enjoyed very much. She was helpful with the older people and showed a lot of patience and understanding. That’s why we presented her with an award at the Hove YMCA Y’Oscars ceremony! - Jackie, Older People’s Project Coordinator