What attracted you to volunteering for TWAM?
My husband was an enthusiastic TWAM volunteer, involved in tool sharpening, both in the warehouse and at home. He persuaded me that my skills, having recently retired as an administrator would be really useful in the TWAM office. That was 14 years ago and I’m still here!
What is a typical volunteering day for you?
Over the years, I have had several different roles and responsibilities. Currently I volunteer on a Tuesday morning and I help in producing ‘thank you’ letters to the people who have so kindly donated to TWAM.
What is your favourite things abut volunteering?
I think it is so encouraging to see the wide variety of donations received. These range from a large cheque to the smallest gift from a person living alone. Each gift is equally important, and comes with compassion and generosity and the desire to help make a difference to someone's life.
What would you say you have gained from this role?
I have gained encouragement in knowing that my small contribution as a volunteer is helping (in a tiny way) to enable someone who has no other means of livelihood. to receive a TWAM tool kit enabling them to learn a trade and in time earn a living for themselves and their families.
Why would you recommend volunteering with TWAM?
For anyone with a few hours to spare on a regular basis, it is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience and a rewarding use of your time.