“I’m a people person,” says Rudi. “I like interacting with the clients and putting them at ease, making sure they’re ok after a dialysis appointment or visit to the hospital.”
“I have very good relationships with some of the clients. I picked up a client on her 80th birthday who’d just done a Pilates class and wanted to have a coffee with me to celebrate.”
Both Sophie and Rudi find their volunteer roles very rewarding and acknowledge that volunteering has helped them with the stages of their lives.
“For me it has worked exceptionally well,” says Rudi.
“I don’t want to go back into a full time paid position. I’m very happy where I am. I’m enjoying it because I’m adding value to the clients’ lives.”
As for Sophie, she believes that the volunteer role will help her in her career but, most importantly for her, she is helping people.
“I know I’m making a bit of a difference in their lives.”
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