“I started helping out at Arklow Community Action Resource Centre when I was in transition year as my community part of the gaisce and John Paul II awards, it was only one hour a week for something like 20 weeks, but when it was done I didn’t stop.
I’m in 6th year now and I help out twice a week, I pack bags of food donated for families in the town who need it, I gather clothes for homeless people in the town, and other little things like that.
During the summer I went to Hungary with the centre, to a gypsy camp, where they get no funds and are in need of a bit of support.
I spent my days there in a, I suppose it was a summer camp for the little kids.
It was deadly we danced, sang, played and laughed.
Volunteering was something I always wanted to do as a kid but I didn’t really think I would.
Its changed me, not only are the other people getting something out of it, but I get something good out of it too!”