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Volunteers Week 2024- Joe

Posted on 28th May 2024

#VolunteersWeek   Vol to Vol Story: Advocacy Matters and Us

Corporate Volunteer, Joe in conversation with

Admin Volunteer, Nuala

I’m Joe and I work for Britvic. I live in Birmingham, love playing football and my favourite team is West Bromwich Albion.

Through my work I had a charity day where I could support an organisation . My Aunt had worked for AM and I thought it was time I stepped up and help others. I volunteer by reviewing their monitoring and database support.

     It’s early days and its been interesting learning about the charity; how its run and it’s relationships. It’s different and there is a lot to learn.

·      How I make a difference

I’m hoping to make more of a difference- early days.

Everybody needs help, even if it’s just a smile-it’s good to help others.

·      How do you cope with stress

Learn perspective. Everything has a solution plus patience.

Do you consider yourself to be a patient person?

Yes , probably because of my upbringing, jobs I have done- I value patience. It’s important to know you’re there for someone.

Volunteer factoid:

Almost one in five (16%) people report volunteering at least once a month (about 8.3m people in the UK)

“Service (volunteering) is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
~ Marian Wright Edelman

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