Volunteering Role: Nordic Walking Instructor
Why did you want to volunteer with Age Cymru?
Because Age Cymru supports the Nordic Walking programme at Maggie’s. Many cancer patients are older and belong to the 50+ age group so may be lonely and not getting exercise. To find out you have cancer means you need a support group. Age Cymru Nordic Walking programme covers all of these support, friendship and exercise.
What difference to your life has volunteering made to you?
It has allowed me to give something back. I benefited from the programme now I give others the opportunity to benefit as well.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteering experience?
Being active, outdoors and the pleasure I see on the faces of the walkers especially when they return to walk with us again. They walk into the centre smiling and greeting other walkers, it’s great.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of becoming involved with volunteering?
If you have any spare time and willing to commit on a regular basis then do it. It makes you feel good but the difference it makes to the people you work with is incredible.