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‘Volunteer Stories’ Archive

Sue Pearlman’s Volunteer Story January 26, 2017 No Comments

I owe my career to volunteering! I started training as a volunteer adviser with a CAB in 1997, having left school with a few O Levels and not going on to any sort of training except secretarial! In 1986 I was appointed as Deputy Manager of a CAB, and left the CAB service in 2004 […]

Dan Siskin’s Account on Volunteering at Crisis over Xmas 2016 January 16, 2017 No Comments

This ‘holiday’ season saw me spending my sixth year as a volunteer at Crisis for Christmas, at one of their pop-up centres for homeless people. For the past fifty years, these centres have offered warmth, food, access to medical services, a hot shower, advice and entertainment – all of which are often difficult to find […]

My Special Bar Mitzvah with the Children of ALEH November 17, 2016 No Comments

In this edition of our blog, Caroline Cosgrove  writes about the volunteering she and her son James did for his Bar Mitzvah. Here is her story… In the lead up to the Bar Mitzvah of my son, James, in August 2016, he was considering what he could do to mark the occasion in a meaningful way – one […]

Claire’s Refugee Story August 22, 2016 No Comments

Claire Lemer is Consultant in General Paediatrics and Service Transformation at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, based at St Thomas’. She is also a member of HGSS and co- chair of US Women, alongside her role as a trustee of the US. This year, Claire volunteered for two weeks in a refugee camp in Lesbos, […]

Tim ‘Does His Bit’ for JLGB December 15, 2015 No Comments

Our valued partners JLGB are promoting a new campaign called ‘Do Your Bit’, asking adult volunteers to get involved in their fun and innovative programmes for Jewish young people. Tim Knott has been involved with the JLGB for a number of years and here he tells Sue Rifkin about his experiences and why he chose to promote the ‘Do […]

Why I Love Volunteering – Guest Blog December 2, 2014 No Comments

Take a look at the ultimate volunteering role – The job is 24/7. There’s a zero hours contract with no guaranteed time off or holidays. There’s no sick pay and you must keep going even when you are literally dead on your feet. You must be able to multi task and give 100% energy, effort […]

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