Our next blog to celebrate national volunteers week Danny (33) talks about his motivations for joining the Liverpool Cares network and the value of giving back to the Scouse community.
One word to describe your volunteering experience so far? "Boss."
What made you want to volunteer with Liverpool Cares? "To give something back to the local community, to meet new people and to help out an organisation that I knew had similar values to me."
What impact does volunteering have on your life? "Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, share stories, share skills and learn – I always come away from a Liverpool Cares activity with a smile on my face!"
What do you like most about volunteering? What don’t you like? "The chance to meet people that you would probably never meet by chance – I love spending time with the older neighbours and it’s brilliant to see the energy and enthusiasm that all of the other volunteers and staff members have. Sometimes it’s difficult to hear about the ways in which people struggle (especially through Covid), but it’s nice to have that opportunity to help others out and to do your bit."
How long do you ‘volunteer’ for each week? "During lockdown I’ve probably averaged an hour a week on a one to one call and an hour a week for an online social club."
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about volunteering with Liverpool Cares in the future? "Just do it! You can do as much or as little as you like, and you’re guaranteed to meet some brilliant people and have lots of laughs along the way."
If your thinking about giving back to your community and meeting a network of younger and older Scouse neighbours you can be a part of it by going to: https://liverpoolcares.org.uk/... by dropping Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Rachael an email: [email protected] or by giving us call on 0151 659 1789 and selecting option 1.
Posted by Rachael Treacher on Tuesday 1st June 2021
Rachael Treacher is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at Liverpool Cares: she manages our community network of younger and older neighbours.