At the time Lee was studying for a university degree and saw volunteering as the perfect opportunity to develop his skills and experience. He says: "The staff from Action for Children came into Lincoln University to deliver a presentation on volunteering for the charity, at that moment I knew I wanted to get involved. Working with and supporting young people with disabilities is something I have always wanted to do from a young age and I personally believe there is nothing more rewarding.

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Lee continues: "It was so easy, I just had a chat with them and exchanged my details. This was a relatively quick and straightforward process and I also gained some extra qualifications along the way!"

The first time I volunteered with Action for Children was a weekend trip to Parents Get Lost in Caythorpe. During the trip I took part in raft building, had a go at wall climbing and went on the giant swing, which was a favourite within the group! It was fantastic to see all of the children having a great time, and it was nice to support and encourage them to have a go at challenging activities.
Lee

Now Lee volunteers with Birchwood youth group on a weekly basis, and enjoys every second of it. He says: "The Birchwood youth group has a great atmosphere and all the children are very active participating in a wide range of activities...pool, table tennis and football. They also learned how to use technology such as iPads, and used PCs to develop their communication skills."

Lee continues: "The children are absolutely brilliant to work with and they are all so kind and keen to have fun by making the most of their time at the club. It is really rewarding to help support them and more importantly to ensure they have a great time."

Volunteering with Action for Children is hugely beneficial because I believe the children get so much out of the clubs and activities that are available to them. It gives the children an opportunity to make new friends and to develop their confidence so that they can fulfill their full potential. It also gives parents a little bit of a break throughout the week as they know the children are in safe hands.
Lee

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