Norman - Amen Corner, Tooting

"For me, volunteering with Wandsworth Oasis has brought me up to my standard. I can now see myself going back to work full-time...

"I’m a recovering alcoholic, and at the moment I’m in a dry-house and not allowed to work for two years, so I just wanted to do something, give a little bit back...

"It started off gradually, just the odd couple of hours here and there, and now I’m volunteering full-time...

"No two days are ever the same, it's a real pleasure!"                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Tony - Tooting Bec

"I've been volunteering here for nearly ten years now...

"I suffer with depression and anxiety, and am a recovering alcoholic as well, so this keeps me busy while also allowing me to gain new skills...

"Volunteering here has given me a lot of confidence. When I started I would barely come out of the back room. Now I serve at the till, I put clothes out, talk to everybody...

"Perhaps the best thing though is the charity itself, and that it helps people with HIV."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Damien - Clapham Old Town

"It doesn't feel like work. You have a laugh with everybody and socialise all the way up to the CEO. Always interesting customers and donations and it's great to give something back. I love being part of the Oasis family."