"Volunteering keeps me on my toes!" Jane's Volunteering Story

Rose Connolley
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    halow relies on its team of volunteers who build relationships with the young people we support and help to engage them in a wide range of activities. Jane, one of our regular volunteers, supports young people at Social Activities.

    "I got involved with halow having taken early retirement at the end of April 2014. After working for 40 years with the NHS, I wanted to do something that was completely different to managing budgets, rotas and being responsible for 50+ members of staff. I wanted to volunteer so I could manage to have some holidays and catch up with friends I hadn’t seen for years and also keep active and give something back. I decided halow’s social side appealed and being with young people was very different to work and would keep me on my toes - which they do. I like halow staff’s way of working, the young adults all like them which says something. All the young adults are very different in their needs, all are very welcoming and friendly and so appreciating about everything. All the events I attend are well organised and thoroughly enjoyable."

    To become part of our volunteer team see our Volunteer With Us page for details.