Volunteer of the month is when we get to shout about our amazing volunteers and the, quite literally, life changing work they do to help YCC run smoothly and effectively.
This month we are giving a very special THANK YOU to Chris Sinclair who has been volunteering as a community friend at YCC for the last 9 months. Chris has already created a lasting relationship with his friend, and has become an invaluable support to him and his wife.
We caught up with Chris to hear about his YCC Volunteering journey so far…
- Name: Chris Sinclair
- How long have you been volunteering for the charity? 9 months.
- Please explain your volunteering role in a nutshell: I am a Community Friend for YCC, and I visit my friend once a week. Every other week, I take my friend and his wheelchair in the car to see his wife who suffers from Dementia, and is in a care home. It’s the best thing I can do to help him, and he appreciates it immensely.
- What made you want to start volunteering with YCC? I started volunteering with YCC after a friend told me about her experience and how rewarding it was.
- And finally, what advice would you give to people considering volunteering with YCC? If anyone asked me whether it’s worthwhile doing it, I’d say that it’s very fulfilling, and one day someone may do something like that for them. I’d suggest that they try it – there’s little to lose, and everything to gain.
If you feel inspired to become a volunteer like Chris, or if you would like to volunteer in any way for our charity, please contact Lucy on 01484 519988 or email [email protected]