Volunteering with the youth rowers in our club provides a very real sense of accomplishment. I’ve learned valuable skills on interaction with young people and collaboration with them. I love teaching them new skills and being amazed at how quickly they adapt to them. From a social point of view, it’s great to hear their opinions and discussions on issues that matter to us all but from a much younger and often wiser point of view. It also provides them with an opportunity to increase their fitness levels and without doubt is great for their mental health, as it is always intense training but fun. For myself I get a great sense of pride from it watching them work as a team and putting all their effort into it.