We think that Volunteering is great, but don’t just take our word for it….
Read about what makes volunteering so rewarding for some of the people who give their time and talent to Bucks’ organisations. We have new interviews in our volunteer voices page.
Aylesbury Citizens Advice
Name: Kim Edwards
Your volunteer role: Gateway Assessor/Level 2 Adviser
What I do: Volunteering with Aylesbury CAB gives me scope to help others directly with their life challenges. The training I received and continue to receive is of high quality and there is always support on hand from colleagues.
Why I chose this role: The scope, depth and breadth of the information which the CAB provides to people from all backgrounds is amazing. As an “information junkie” and serial people helper it was a great fit!
Would you recommend volunteering to others? Yes I would recommend it. If you’ve some time to spare and want a stimulating environment where you learn something new every single time you are working then CAB is the place to try. “Use it or lose it” on the brain power front.
Although many of the clients who call into CAB are in quite challenging situations, there is always something which you can offer them to inform or suggest a new thing to try.
Chilterns MS Centre
Name: Catherine Golds
Your volunteer role: PR Manager
How did you discover volunteering? I attend the Centre for treatment
Would you recommend volunteering to others? Yes. Volunteering means I can use skills that I already had and develop them further. I now feel part of a strong and enthusiastic team, it gives me a great sense of satisfaction that I know I am making a contribution to the local community and to a charity that I feel passionate about.
How has volunteering helped you: After working in a high profile role and a building up a career that spanned 20 years I felt very ‘lost’ when I was medically retired. My volunteering role has helped me restore my self-confidence and I know that my contribution to the Chilterns MS Centre really does make a difference. I used to work to make money, now I work to change lives.
Read more volunteer interviews on our dedicated volunteer voices page.