I looked after the garden at Kingston Welcare Centre. I enjoyed working as a volunteer very much; I made friends and felt I could contribute to our community and that made me feel good. Now with family obligations I will not be an official volunteer for a couple of years but I am helping in my new neighbourhood whenever support is needed, and contributing to community life in that way. (Bettina Madlener)


I volunteered at Age Concern (Raleigh - I think), tutoring senior citizens in computer skills In 2008/09.  I really enjoyed it.  The 'students' were absolutely lovely and so interested to learn new computer skills.  I found it very rewarding.  The reason I had to leave was due to my first baby being born.  Otherwise I would have happily continued volunteering in this role. (Lucy Ryan)