Kim, an Operations Manager has been volunteering for C360 for 5 months as a telephone buddy and 4 years with the Royal British Legion.
“I wanted to volunteer to help make a difference in the community and support where required to make people’s lives a little bit easier.
I liked C360’s approach and how much they appreciate the work volunteers do, the support they give with training in all different aspects and how they communicate within the community.
Making the calls has made have made a big difference to people who have been isolated, and I have been able to signpost within C360’s network when identifying a concern.
When I was speaking to a mother who was very scared to leave her home. I made a referral for her children to attend a half term children’s club that C360 was involved with. The mother made the short walk from her home with her children just to meet with me and say hello and thank you.
If you are thinking of volunteering, ask as many questions as possible regarding your role so that you have a good understanding of what is expected. Importantly, just be yourself and know that whatever you are doing is making a big difference within the community.”