Mike Edwards, NWAMI

My experience has been very positive. Since being put in touch with NWAMI, I contacted Sibani Roy and exchanged emails before we arranged to meet. Initially I thought my role would involve a hands on approach of delivering food or prescriptions to vulnerable people. As it happens, I have more of a supporting role, which is a better use of my skills. I’m a lecturer at Llandrillo College and one of my roles is teaching basic computing courses.

Therefore as part of my volunteering, I have been setting up Zoom and Skype meetings with homebound people, keeping in touch via social media and setting up a NWAMI Youtube account which people self isolating can access.

I have come into contact with a couple of people that my efforts support and it’s lovely to hear how my efforts make small but important changes to their lives. From my point of view, I’m working from home and I appreciate that the college hierarchy actively encouraged us as staff to get involved with local projects, as our normal working week is a lot more flexible than usual.

The volunteering is very flexible. I typically help out a couple of times a week, each time for an hour or less. It’s very rewarding and I’d encourage others in a similar position to get involved if they can.

Mike

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