Cathryn's Volunteer ExperienceI moved to South Norwood when I was 7 years old and heard about Reaching Higher through one of my mum's friends. As soon as I was old enough myself and my sister Renee joined Reaching Higher immediately! Aged 13-17 I remember Reaching Higher being a huge part of my week doing music, dance, creative arts, drama - whatever I could get involved in ! When Summer Blitz began in 2010 it made my summers all the more exciting and incomparable to my friends. I attended every single day and made so many friends I still have till today. Attending the residential youth camps felt like a holiday! So many activities and fun things to do as well as being surrounded by my christian friends. I always used to say to the leaders "I wish youth camp was school".
After I turned 17 I began volunteering in all the projects I used to take part in. Now I am 22, I have only just stopped volunteering and the reason why is because I am now an official staff member of Reaching Higher (woohoo). I am over the moon, I love Reaching Higher and the work we do because we genuinely care about young people and their futures. Every staff member here is a joy to work with and we are all determined to bring about change for the young people we encounter daily.I am just one of many testimonies of how volunteering your time towards something you are passionate about will always pay off.Go on, give it a go! Fill in this form here to start volunteering.