I was first attracted to volunteer with SFAD due to the nature of the work; helping individuals through an experience which I have personal experience with. Further, it was an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience related to the master course I wish to apply for. However, since starting volunteering for SFAD in July, I have gained so much more. Witnessing individuals benefit from the service which we give, is a feeling like nothing else. It is extremely rewarding, and a great way to give back. On top of this, my personal skills have strengthened, through listening and providing that emotional support which is beneficial to everyday life.