Jenna volunteered for The Haven Wolverhampton back in the 1980s. We chatted to her about how she came to work with us, how she blossomed in the role, and one memorable incident involving a lively toddler!
‘I have always had the dream of working for an NGO and my experience at The Haven has brought me one step closer to fulfilling this dream. I was so impressed by the work of The Haven. The Haven has been a refuge for victims of domestic violence and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to learn at The Haven. I would be glad to return there to learn more if the opportunity arises’.
‘If I’ve learnt something in life its gaining skills, motivation, confidence and courage to carry on when life seems bleak and I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. All three volunteering opportunities led to something positive in my life and all this has happened in the space of 3 years’.
‘The women from The Haven Refuge are like my family and I will miss them. I loved them, but I had to leave and make a new life for myself and my daughter’.
‘My experience at the Haven has helped me in so many ways. My transition from volunteering whilst working early mornings as a cleaner at my old university to full time employment in IT has been a big change for me. I have no doubt that the skills I developed through my experience at The Haven helped me to secure and to keep my current job so and I am very grateful’.