Audrey, 53, from Alloa, is a volunteer befriender with Help at Hand Befriending. She was matched with Mouyra, 87 also from Alloa, earlier this year and the pair quickly bonded over their shared love of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
'I originally thought as a befriender I was there just to give my young person time out from their family life and to allow them to have some fun whilst also helping them make positive choices going forward in their lives. I didn’t think for one minute how much I would benefit and gain from being a befriender.'
"If you’re not sure whether you’re the right person to be a reading volunteer, then think again. Some aspect of your life will contribute something to the school and I believe personality and an interest in education matters as much as personal circumstances. Once you give it a go, stay with it – you’ll get more confident and the rewards will come!”
We are very to pleased welcome Aviva as a new client for team volunteering. Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. The partnership has got off to a great start already and engaged with 10 regional offices with active teams of volunteers in Norwich, Eastleigh, Perth, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool … Continued