My name is Nicky Fuller and, for those of you that I haven’t met, I am the Rural Outreach Development Worker for Age UK Horsham District (AUKHD).
As Rural Outreach, it is my job to go round the whole of the Horsham District to spread the word about the support and services that AUKHD can offer the older members of our communities. Not only this, but for 21 hours a week; I happily get involved as a helper when clubs need an extra pair of hands; I send regular information to the clubs I support about things I think might benefit their members; I set up new groups, such as Reading Friends groups and coffee mornings/afternoons, and I look at initiatives to do with issues such as transport and health to try and support older people. The bottom line is that I am here to help older people in any way I can.
In addition, one of the things I regularly talk to people about are the benefits of volunteering. A lot of people volunteer because they want to give back to the communities that they live in. However, if you are a volunteer, I am sure that you will agree when I say that volunteering can be more beneficial to the person giving it than receiving it-
- Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new.
- Volunteering can have a really positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
- Volunteering can help you meet lots of different people and make new friends.
- Volunteering can help you learn new skills and gain experience.
- Volunteering can be great fun.
Considering Volunteering in Storrington?
Age UK Horsham District is always looking for volunteers to help us support the work we do. We are currently looking for a volunteer to help with cooking the lunch for our members on a Tuesday and Friday at our club for those living with dementia in Storrington. If that could be you then we would particularly like to hear from you.
If you would like to get in touch my email address is NickyF@ageukhorshamdistrict.org.uk, mobile number is 07399 205899 or you can leave a message for me at AUKHD’s Lavinia House Office in Horsham on 01403 260560 and I will return your call.
I look forward to hearing from some of you soon.
Rural Outreach Development Worker
Age UK Horsham District