Why Volunteer?

Below are some Case Studies from different Volunteers in the Solihull Community

Judy – Volunteers in an office and is a Volunteer for an Attendance Allowance Visiting Service

Judy has been a volunteer since 2002 and says that Volunteering for her is about giving something back to the local community. She began Volunteering when she gave up work and has had a number of different roles with Age UK Solihull. She likes the support she gives the local community and her current role involves doing admin tasks within the Community Advice Hub Back Office and updating the social media page for the Direct Payments Information and Advice Service. She is also an Attendance Allowance Volunteer and this role involves filling out Attendance Allowance Forms for the older people of Solihull.

Dave – Volunteers for a local rugby club

Dave has volunteered as a Rugby Coach for the last 7 years and coaches the children’s teams. Dave volunteers to help the local kids to learn a sport and learn what it is like to be a part of the team. He says it is a very rewarding role and keeps him active too!

Jean – is a Welcome Desk Volunteer and Volunteers for Marie Curie

Jean currently has 2 Volunteering Roles – one with the Solihull Community Advice Hubs and one with Marie Curie and has been a volunteer for the last 20 years!! Jean says that the reason she Volunteers is because she loves meeting and working with new people. Both of her roles allow her to meet lots of different people and support their needs through her welcoming personality!

Lou – Conservation Volunteer

Lou volunteers her time at the weekends as a Conservation Volunteer. She loves the role as it enables her to get outside and stay active whilst combing her love of nature and desire to learn new skills. She has done hedge laying, meadow management, coppicing, boardwalk construction, tree planting and so much more!!