Courtney has volunteered at Nightstop events, trained as a peer mentor and has been a Nightstop Ambassador talking about her experiences on national TV and radio with Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas. Volunteering has helped her to develop confidence, have new experiences and be an advocate for other young people experiencing homelessness.
At Nightstop, we are passionate about supporting young people to access volunteering opportunities with us and in the local community. In our focus group, we were told by young people that they needed those opportunities which not only grow confidence but also support the development of life skills, help them to make connections and gain experience for a future career. At Nightstop, we have a range of formal and informal opportunities that enable young people to get involved including training as a peer mentor or peer mediator, assisting at events, facilitating a social group or activity, being part of a Youth Panel influencing our work or being an Ambassador raising awareness of youth homelessness.