I’ve been volunteering with Community Connections for half a year now. I’m enjoying it, because it breaks up my week and gets me away from my desk job. It feels good to give a little bit of my time and attention to somebody who really appreciates it – it may be a small thing, but it can make a big difference.
I enjoy meeting people, and through volunteering I have got to know some lovely and inspiring people I would otherwise not have met. I love a good conversation, and I’ve had so many interesting and entertaining conversations with the people I met.
I’m used to working in a target-driven job. It feels good to balance that and support someone, just being there for them, from one person to another.
The Community Connections team look after us volunteers and are there to guide and advise, which is really helpful.