We are inspired by all of our dedicated volunteers and thought it was time to showcase the amazing people who work with us and make Regenerate the place it is. We’ll be featuring one of our lovely volunteers every quarter. If you would like to be featured in the next update please get in touch we would love to hear from you!
First up we would like to introduce Ruth Judge. Ruth has been a star volunteer with Regenerate for 2 years.
I started volunteering at the Juice Bar because I wanted to engage with young people who society often looks down on. It’s a great ‘safe space’ for young people who need a place they can make their own, and find somewhere to express themselves.
There are times when working with young people is challenging but the sense of reward is amazing – as I’ve built up trust and relationships with young people I’ve gained new skills, perspectives, and passions for how to change society for the better. Each week can feel like a little drop in the ocean but those long-term good relationships with adults are incredibly powerful for young people.
Something I didn’t expect was how great it’s been to be involved in the wider Regenerate ‘family’ of volunteers and staff. The way Regenerate value and welcome their volunteers is incredible – I’ve made lots of new friends and always felt like my contributions are encouraged.