Our administrative volunteer, Pam says “I have been volunteering in the car scheme administration team for several years as one of the “girls” in the office. I enjoy it because it uses the administration skills from my previous working life, makes me feel useful and is also very rewarding. Just recently I was able to help a lady from the village where I live, who was looking for help from the St Ives scheme, needing many lifts for medical appointments. She had not heard of the village scheme, but I asked the village scheme coordinator to contact her and now she has all the help she needs. To hear the relief and gratitude from the clients when you can find them a driver, is very rewarding. It can be very demanding with constant phone calls and changing priorities but this is good for a mental workout!
My husband volunteers for the scheme as a driver and also finds it rewarding as he likes to give something back.”