Refurbishment Centre Manager (Volunteer)

What attracted you to TWAM and to this role in particular?

I was introduced to TWAM by someone from church the day I retired - at that time I never imagined I would end up running a site!

Tell us briefly about a typical day for you at the centre?

A typical day normally starts by me setting up what tools need to be refurbished ready for that days volunteers.  Whilst they are volunteering as well as doing some refurbishment myself I’m on hand to provide them with any help they need

As a volunteer yourself, what is your favourite thing about volunteering?

It's great to get out and meet other people and not get bored but at the same time to know you're making a real difference.

As the Centre Manager, what do you find the most rewarding and the most challenging about working with the volunteers in your centre?

There's not really anything I would particularly identify as rewarding or challenging.  We all get on with the job in hand in producing tools for the kits.

What do you think are the benefits of volunteering?

I think that you gain a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that what you are doing is helping people in the developing world with a fresh start.  It's also a great way to meet people and not get bored!

And finally, in a brief sentence, why do you think people should consider volunteering for TWAM and at your centre in particular?

People should consider volunteering for TWAM as they can make a real difference to someone's future, and they are able to do so in cheerful and happy atmosphere which is always the case at Kenilworth.

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