A Volunteers Story

A Volunteers Story


Type of Volunteering: Working with Cancer Support driving patients for treatment to/from hospital. 
Why did you start volunteering?
Over the course of my working life I did not have/take the time for any significant community or volunteer work. Now retired I have the time and thankfully the energy to do something that hopefully will benefit others. Some recent personal experiences caused me to reflect on how fortunate I have been over time and giving a little back to individuals less fortunate was the right and a good thing to do.

How does volunteering make you feel?
As a volunteer with the Cancer Support service I drive cancer patients to and from hospital for treatment. I have being volunteering for only a short time and have limited experience in dealing with individuals in these circumstances. I am been enormously impressed by the positive outlook of these patients. Their concern for others while facing significant adversity and receiving very severe medical treatments has been humbling.