Volunteer Case Study: Kay Grey

by Joanna Hammond

Volunteer Case Study: Kay Grey

Kay lives in Moreton-in-Marsh and has contributed a lot to Cotswold Friends and her community by leading and helping with various activities, from creative endeavours such as embroidering Easter bags for the charity’s clients to becoming a Befriending volunteer.

During the pandemic, Kay worked with the charity to establish a ‘scrub hub’ with others in her local area to provide much needed PPE to people working on the frontline in the NHS. In her spare time, she is setting up an online business.

Kay says: “I was interested in becoming a volunteer for Cotswold Friends as I wanted to be part of the community, having moved to the North Cotswolds in November 2019.

“What I’ve discovered from being a volunteer is how beautiful the area is and how lovely and friendly the people are, plus I’ve learned organisational skills.

“It’s helped me to be part of the community and get to know people. I enjoy the fact that the role is flexible, it’s interesting, and it helps me understand other people’s situations.”

Watch a film where Kay explains more about her volunteer role with Cotswold Friends here.

Cotswold Friends sends an enormous ‘thank you’ to Kay and all the volunteers who help them support older and vulnerable people.

Cotswold Friends has volunteer roles, including Befriender roles, available now to support people who may be isolated in the North Cotswolds and Cirencester.

If you think you could help, contact George Halling, Volunteer Manager, on 01608 697007 email [email protected].

For more information, contact Louise Lapworth, Marketing Manager, email [email protected].

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