“I have suffered with alcohol addiction since my late teens, which eventually lead to mental health issues and self harming. After many failed attempts of staying sober, I managed to give the alcohol up completely. I came to CAIS about a year ago and got the chance to volunteer, after doing some low level volunteering ie: making cups of tea at the drop in’s. We attended the farm and helped with the weeding, growing and planting of the vegetables also the building of a pizza oven. Now I am a volunteer supervisor maintaining the gardens at Bryn y Wal and hold a gardening group every Thursday.
“The Cyfle Cymru project has given me the tools and confidence to move forward, I now get up in morning looking forward to the day. I’m currently attending courses and volunteering with the support and guidance of the Peer Mentors in Denbighshire. I’ve now become a volunteer Peer Mentor and hope I can pass on what I’ve learnt to help other people on the project.”
Interested in volunteering with Cyfle Cymru?
You are eligible to volunteer with us if you towards and into work if you:
- 16 or older
- not in education
- not in training
- not in employment
See here for information for how to get in touch.
Cyfle Cymru is delivered by members of the DACW Consortium.
Cyfle Cymru is part of the Welsh Government’s Out of Work Service, supported by the European Social Fund.