“I was welcomed warmly when I arrived in Dublin six months ago. I really appreciate all those who made me feel at home and gave me their time, love, care, and everything beyond my expectations. The entire network that I have made so far is through volunteering. I have made a lot of good friends and my network is so diverse, I love it.
“I volunteer as part of the Together For Better project, and I volunteer as an English language teacher for migrants. I have also volunteered with East Wall For All.
“Volunteering makes me happy. It helps to distract me from overthinking and depression. And most importantly, it has helped me make a lot of good friends. I love people and worked my whole life serving people. This is the best part of my life, to serve people and work for them.
“Thanks to volunteering, I feel at home now. I am part of the community.”
This National Volunteering Week, we’re celebrating the kindness, compassion, and generosity of volunteers like Abdul.
Thank you to Abdul for sharing his Volunteer Story. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to share yours!