Liz Warner Volunteering journey
After a successful teaching career as a Head of Department in a secondary school, Liz returned to Llandudno to be a full time carer for her Mum. Liz informed the Volunteering Team that volunteering had been on her radar for some time. After her mum passed away in 2014, she wanted to focus on volunteering to help the community.
Liz had seen volunteering opportunities for the Conwy area, in the local paper and contacted CVSC Volunteering Team in January 2015, to discuss volunteering opportunities.
Liz’s main volunteering role was with Aberconwy Mind, she thought the opportunity looked intriguing and challenging, and commenced her volunteering role in February 2015 at the drop in centre
Since commencing volunteering at Aberconwy Mind, Liz has gained an insight into Mental Health and has been able to use her skills and experience of life, to support people in distress. A wide variety of people use the ‘drop in’ – which provide, heat, coffee and a listening ear, to those experiencing difficulties in managing their mental health.
In May 2016, Liz was appointed as a part-time Support Worker, she was so excited to be taking part in this new forward thinking programme, she stated. ‘it is great working as a team, to make a difference in the delivery of mental health support’.
‘No two days are the same, I never thought I would be working during my retirement years! I guess backpacking will have to wait another year!’
Mark Rose the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Aberconwy Mind commented,
‘Liz is a core volunteer and has contributed enormously to the organization with her wide skill set, we are so pleased to have her on-board within our organisation’.
‘Without CVSC we would have to search far and wide for volunteers, and would like to thank CVSC Volunteering Team for referring fantastic volunteers to us.’
CVSC Volunteering Team commented ‘another successful volunteering journey, which led to employment’