Why volunteer for akt? We spoke to Grant who volunteers for us in Manchester.

What motivated you to become a volunteer with akt?

I was looking for an opportunity to do some charity work and believe passionately that, living in the UK that nobody should be homeless and I also wanted to give back to my community in some way so akt managed to address both of these for me. 

What’s the most amazing thing you’ve seen/been a part of during the time as an AKT volunteer?

Being involved with the young people and being inspired by their positive outlook on life in the face of adversity. Watching how engaged our young people are when we arrange events for them and how actively involved they are is very rewarding. 

What would you say to someone thinking about becoming an akt volunteer?

Do it! You will find it rewarding and inspirational working closely with young people watching them develop with your help and support, it will also challenge you as an individual and for me it has taken me out of my ‘comfort zone’ which has been great for my own personal development.

Click here to find out how you can volunteer for akt