Volunteering Role: LIFT leader
Why did you want to volunteer with Age Cymru?
I felt very fortunate that I had time to spare and wanted to use it to benefit others. I met an existing volunteer with Age Cymru who introduced me to the concept of gentle exercise sessions for the over 50’s
What difference to your life has volunteering made to you?
I am blessed that over several years the group I lead has grown from 2 members to over 20 a week. I can see the benefit the exercise and the companionship brings to the group members and this gives me satisfaction. It’s the best ‘job’ I’ve ever had!
What do you enjoy most about your volunteering experience?
I love meeting people and enjoy listening to the chatter between everyone as we have a hot drink and a biscuit after the exercise session.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of becoming involved with volunteering?
If you have time and are happy to give something of yourself you will be rewarded tenfold.