Why do you volunteer for Step by Step?
My church has supported Step by Step for many years. When I visited the Aldershot Foyer for an introductory tour, I was so impressed by the commitment and energy of the staff that I wanted to volunteer straight away. Everyone was so enthusiastic about the work they did supporting young people that I knew it was a cause I could also be enthusiastic about.
How Do You Support Step by Step?
I’m a community fundraising volunteer, which means I work with schools, churches, youth groups and councils to promote Step by Step. I give presentations on the charity, run workshops and attend events. My role is to raise awareness of youth homelessness and the work the charity is doing to address it.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
I’m an experienced yachtsman so I love the opportunity to be able to take young people on sailing challenges. It’s a great way to learn new skills, but also to boost confidence and communication. You really have to work as a team, and that’s important for young people to learn whatever they go on to do.
How do you think Step by Step is making a difference?
There is a structured approach to helping young people at Step by Step that I find truly impressive. This approach establishes their self-confidence and brings out the best in their talents.
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Charlie is the Aldershot Foyer Manager, a role that involves overseeing the day to day running of the accommodation department, with responsibility for the Step Worker team and the young people we support.Read more