Role: I am responsible for all of our office administration, and helping the officers where needed
Experience I have had many differing jobs over the years, but my favourite by far was when I worked in a care home just after leaving school. I was very close to my nana growing up, and spent a lot of time with her. This led me to have a real affinity with older people. Many years later, I became a foster parent, which I love, but when the children are at school I had lots of time on my hands. My sister started to work for Carelink and told me about the volunteer role. So, I joined as a volunteer and did this for about 18 months. When a role became available they asked me to join the team full time.
On Carelink I can honestly say that I think this service is amazing. The clients are so happy and grateful for the calls and interaction that they receive from our volunteers, and the volunteers love making the calls, but also spending time together in the office and meeting new people. It’s a win win!