VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK
The retired social worker has volunteered for Jewish Care since 1996
Why Jewish Care? I saw an advert for a volunteer co-ordinator for Lady Sarah Cohen House. I knew about Jewish Care and liked what the organisation does.
What does your current volunteering role involve? Meeting and placing prospective volunteers in a role they will enjoy. I respond to inquiries about volunteering opportunities. I also make links with staff in resources to encourage them to think of new and challenging volunteer roles.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Meeting with volunteers and helping them find a suitable role. Hearing from the volunteers about how much they are getting out of it. Being part of a supportive team and taking advantage of the professional induction and training that is offered.
What is your most memorable volunteering moment? No one specific moment but lots of positive feedback from volunteers about how much they are getting out of their volunteering. It has been a lifechanging experience for those who have gone on to new challenges as a result of their volunteering experience. Several volunteers have become paid staff for Jewish Care. Others have gone on to new careers — and they have all made a difference to the lives of the clients of Jewish Care.
Nominate a volunteer to honour: community@thejc. com
Harriet Galgut: Co-ordinating volunteer work