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David’s Story

David discovered that volunteering is not just a contribution; but that it is a powerful investment in oneself.
David sat on a leather sofa looking into the camera.

“On January 19, 2024, I reflect on the pivotal role volunteering has played in propelling my career forward. In 2003, may journey began at the Citizens Advice Bureau as a volunteer, setting the stage for a transformative career trajectory. Building on this experience, I successfully secured a second volunteering position with the national charity, refugee-action, operating in the forced migration sector.

The invaluable experience gained at both the CAB and Refugee Action became the cornerstone of my professional growth, opening doors to a casework role at Refugee Action that spanned over 12 years. Remarkably, I ascended to the position of volunteer coordinator for the UNHCR Gateway Refugee Resettlement Programme in Bolton.

In 2023, I embraced a volunteer role at the Stockport Race Equality Partnership, and within the same year, I cultivated the skills necessary to confidently pursue my current role as the Refugee and Migrant Partner Lead in Stockport.

Reflecting on this journey, I am reminded that giving back to the community is not merely a one-way street—it reciprocates. Invest your time in volunteering and watch as it enriches you with skills that become your greatest assets in shaping a fulfilling career. Volunteering is not just a contribution; it’s a powerful investment in yourself and your professional journey.”


Welcome to your new & improved
Volunteer Hub site!

Welcome to your new and improved Stockport Volunteer Hub website,
we hope you like it!

Voluntary organisations are still in the process of uploading their
Volunteer Roles to the site, so we kindly ask for your patience whilst waiting for the roles to accumulate.

Please let us know of any issues you have when using the site.
As it’s fresh there may be some teething problems early on so any feedback you can share is much appreciated.
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