What can we say about our volunteers, they give us a reason to keep our faith in humanity. A selection of the most wonderful people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The fact that they can give up their time, week after week, means the world and more to us. Have a look below to find out what they think of us and more :-) Click the button to volunteer, we would love to meet you.
I was introduced to Future Choices through the Secretary Lesley. She had continously encouraged me to come along to the weekly sessions at Inchgarth Community Centre and show some of the members how to embriodery and other needle work. I had never thought that the other members would enjoy the hobby as much as I do, but I received a great response from the members. Since joining, the members, committe and other volunteers have become very close friends of mine and Future Choices has become a permanent fixture in my life. I truly value the time spent with these wonderful people.
I was first introduced to Future Choices through a friend of mine. I had heard a little about the work they done and I was very eager to help out. Using the skills I had gained through my career as an Art Teacher, I decided to help the members by teaching them how to paint, draw and sculpt etc. I thoroughly enjoy my time at the weekly sessions at Inchgarth and I never find myself bored. Throughout my time helping, I have met some fantastic people and I believe my time is valued. I look forward to continuing helping out.
I’m Paul and I’ve been volunteering with Future Choices for nearly three years now.
I come along each week as a helper at the sessions for a couple of hours. Our role as volunteers is to support the vulnerable and disabled members in active socializing, playing games, talking with them about their week and just having a listen. We share coffee and lunch and I’ve learnt new skills in dominoes, tattie bowling and giant skittles.
I drive one of the minibuses every second week, picking up members from around Aberdeen, helping them on and off our wheelchair adapted bus and bringing them safely to the meetings at Inchgarth community centre.