Experiences of Volunteering
Why do our volunteers get involved with the Association? What do they get from volunteering with us? Here, some of our volunteers share their stories.
Many of our volunteers have been personally affected by MND and, like Alison, "wanted to turn a negative experience into a positive experience and find a way to do something practical for those living with the condition and their families".
A few months into retirement, Godfrey started to find things a bit samey. He recalled reading an article that said "You need to find something challenging in life's in-tray" and this led Godfrey to volunteering with his local branch.
The best way to recruit a volunteer is to ask. Steven was told about a role with his local branch and went along to a branch meeting. At the end of the meeting he was asked if he would like to get involved... and that was the start of his volunteering journey with us.
Like all our dedicated Association Visitors (AVs), Colin lends a listening ear to families affected by MND. Colin is particularly well placed to offer support as he has first hand experience of the challenges they face as he is living with the disease.