Whilst talking to clients over the last few months we became aware of just how many of them have been undertaking volunteer work in the community or taking part in challenges to raise money. Below you will read about five such clients and what they’ve been doing. We would like to stress that none of these clients wanted to shout publicly about what they do, many of them are very private about their activities (with the exception perhaps of Brian – who needed to shout about it to raise money!) but we cajoled them into it as we felt it was important to highlight the work they were doing, to hopefully provide some inspiration for anyone else that felt like they would like to explore the world of volunteering.
We hope the interviews show that there are a multitude of different activities that you can undertake, that ANYONE can do it, you don’t need to commit a large amount of time (unless you want to) and that it can have real benefits in terms of improving your mental and physical wellbeing, which can often extend to the wellbeing of your friends and families too. It also, of course, has a huge impact on the cause to which you give your time (or money).
We hope you find these interviews as inspiring as we did. They contain some wonderful stories and anecdotes. If you and/or your family get involved in volunteering (we’re sure there must be lots more of you out there) we would love to hear about it so please do get in touch!