"I’m becoming more confident which helps me with my volunteering"

May 29th, 2018
One of the youngest volunteers to be featured on our website, 12 year old Ella Fox, helps out at the Watford FC Trust Premier League Dance sessions. She loves working with the younger students to reach their potential by volunteering in Hertfordshire. 
Where do you volunteer and for how long have you been doing it?
I volunteer at the Meriden Community Centre for Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust. I have been volunteering for just over six months now.

How did you get in to volunteering and what do you do?
I started attending the Premier League Mini Kicks Dance session at the centre in September 2016. They then decided the split to session off into two, based on the age groups and how popular the classes were. Richard Bulling at the Trust then approached me to ask if I’d be interested in helping out with the young group before taking part in my own age group dance session in the 2nd hour.
I help the girls with the correct stances and movements. I have also had an input into the creation of the dance routines we work on every week to then showcase to their parents at the end of each term.
What do you enjoy about your volunteer role, and how does it benefit you?
In volunteering, I enjoy seeing people ‘get it right’ for the first time. I also enjoy helping people with stuff they couldn’t do before taking up the class. 
What difference are you making by volunteering?
I feel like I am helping everyone, both the students and Kennedy the dance instructor. I also think I’m becoming more confident which helps me with my volunteering.
If someone was interested in finding out more about volunteering for Watford FC Trust, visit their website.