img_0927Hello, I’m Hara.
I’m 18 years old and have just started as a sessional youthworker for the Stroud area. I have been at The Door for a year and a half as a youthwork volunteer and I have loved learning about young people and the community.
I’m currently in my first year of university, studying for a degree in Youthwork.
I’m very excited about the opportunity that The Door has given me and I can’t wait to continue the great work that The Door does.
Hello, I am Laura, one of the new sessional youthworkers at The Door.
I am originally from Hungary and came to England 3.5 years ago when I finished university there. After I settled down a little bit, I wanted to do some volunteering preferably with animals, and that’s when I first heard about The Door from my host family. I never thought I would be interested in working with young people and their families, but I did my first interview with Victoria and I just knew it was going to be something I really like.img_9279
I started as a volunteer mentor and my first mentee was really inspiring. She achieved all the goals we set and it was a real blessing to be there by her side and to see her reaching her goals. After a few months volunteering I felt I wanted to be involved with youthwork as well, so started volunteering in the Drop-in.
I really enjoyed the sessions with the amazing youthwork team and started to get to know the young people there. In July this year, when I was struggling to find a second job which I would love doing, Annie told me about this opportunity. I was over the moon, when they offered me the job.
I am so grateful for this role and it is a huge privilege to be a part of the amazing Door family and bring a positive change into young people’s lives.
I truly believe I finally found my role I have been called for and I am so excited about my future with The Door. 😉

Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

Youthwork Introducing: Hara and Laura

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