Volunteering Role: Tai Chi Instructor
Why did you want to volunteer with Age Cymru?
I wanted to teach Tai Chi and Age Cymru were looking for people to learn the over 50’s form to deliver in local communities.
What difference to your life has volunteering made to you?
I started volunteering after I retired from a busy career and it has given me a focus. It also makes me feel good to contribute to my local community in such a positive way.
What do you enjoy most about your volunteering experience?
The actual sessions and hearing how it has benefited the participants. Also seeing and hearing how much people value it.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of becoming involved with volunteering?
Be sure about what you can commit to. It is tempting to want to do more and more but this can lead to burn out and giving it all up. Decide how much time you can give and stick to it as it were a paid commitment.