Age 19, England – North West
Volunteering has opened doors to new people, new experiences and new possibilities for me.
For two and a half years, I’ve been a senior volunteer at Xplode, Greater Manchester’s leading youth-led charity for 12-22 year olds. I’ve written for Xplode magazine and led initiatives including THRIVE, a mental health support project for young people.
Most recently, I’ve set up a film company to highlight the problems and injustices faced by young people in the North. My focus is on encouraging representation of BAME young people, those who are socially disadvantaged or lacking opportunities.