If you’re having doubts about volunteering to help young people – don’t – just do it

I’m not a volunteer. I get paid handsomely for my work. I get a day’s wages and more every time a young person genuinely says thankyou, every time I see that light in a young person’s eye that says “I get it now”, every time a young person passes on skills they’ve learnt to someone else, every time I see a young person find the courage to try something new, every time I see a young person grow to be stronger than they were, every time I see a young person be unafraid to show the world who they really are, and every time I see a young person make this world a better place. If you’re having doubts about volunteering to help young people – don’t – just do it. Ceri Sinfield, Scout Leader – Leire & Dunton