This month we’re celebrating a year with our wonderful social media volunteer, Clara!
Clara joined our team last Spring after spotting the role advertised by Richmond CVS while she was studying remotely during lockdown and looking for an opportunity to give back to her community. Now back at university in-person, Clara has continued juggling her busy student schedule with creating content for our social media accounts as well as inspiring us with her enthusiasm and fresh ideas.
What better time to shine a spotlight on Clara’s immense contribution to Embracing Age, through her reflections on her time with us so far.
"I have volunteered with Embracing Age since March 2021, and assist in creating content for social media. I really love being able to collate and share all the wonderful projects that Embracing Age is working on!
As part of my role, I have been very fortunate to interact with Embracing Age’s amazing volunteers, brilliant trustees and the wonderful team of staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes. It has been so valuable to gain insight into how a charity is run, and see first-hand all the work that goes into making change in our community.
I became involved with Embracing Age because I think their goal of combatting isolation amongst older people, and their core values of hope, faith and respect are incredibly important. Volunteering this past year has shown me just how much these values are at the core of Embracing Age’s projects, and how much they are shared amongst staff and volunteers alike.
One of my favourite volunteering memories was accompanying other volunteers to deliver the sensory aquariums created by Embracing Age for care home residents. It was really special to see the reaction of care home staff, and later receive such wonderful feedback about how much residents enjoyed them.
I encourage you to find out more about volunteering opportunities with Embracing Age. I feel so proud to be part of such a wonderful community and am sure that you will too."
Embracing Age simply wouldn’t operate without our incredible volunteers, who give their time and skills in such a variety of ways, including visiting residents, writing personal letters, crafting beautiful handmade items, exercising their green-fingers with flower bouquets and gardening projects, supporting us with admin and other key areas in the running of our projects, raising vital funds and of course our trustees who are a constant source of support.
THANK YOU to Clara, and to all our volunteers, for all the time and passion they give to working towards a world where older people are valued, connected, full of hope.
Would you like to find out more about getting involved with Embracing Age? You can see current opportunities here and choose how you'll start making a difference today.