Following a fortnight’s work placement with Teamwork Trust Jamila Waterton was hooked – and for the last eight months has been volunteering five days a week at the Corby centre.

“The Job Centre sent me here to get some work experience and I haven’t left. Lots of the members and staff are now my friends and, even if I got a job, I would still volunteer here as much as I could.

“I come every Monday to Friday and do everything from helping members on the shop floor, to helping with the Christmas tags project to supporting staff with activities such as cookery and art. I also run a Zumba class once a week. I was nervous about doing it at first but the members love it and so do I.”