Our Volunteers

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.

Sandra McCabe.

 

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.

Linda Gallagher

 

I started volunteering at Future Choices mid 2018, and thoroughly enjoyed realising how much pleasure both I and the members got from sharing a few hours playing games, chatting and laughing together. During Covid we continued to meet on screen which helped prevent the isolation and loneliness that can exacerbate mental and physical health problems. Five years on I still love seeing the smiles as everyone comes in for the weekly session.

Josie Law

 

I’ve volunteered for Future Choices for just over a year and I absolutely love it! Both members and volunteers have been so friendly and welcoming; it’s a lovely group to be a part of. Volunteering for Future Choices has given me the opportunity to meet people of all ages and gain new skills whilst also helping an amazing cause that makes a huge difference to lots of lives.

Drivers

Paul Dumont

 

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.

Janice Reavell

Gordon Reid

Roy Angus

Jim Murdoch

Peter Danielian

Graham Burnett

 

I volunteered with Future Choices as I wanted to help others less fortunate than myself. I drive one of the two mini busses on a rotational basis. Members - who cover a wide range of ages and with different challenges - are collected from and returned to their homes every Tuesday. We are able to help those who have mobility issues as the vehicles are fitted with hydraulic tail hoists and safety restraints for wheelchairs. It was initially challenging learning how to operate these properly but I was given a lot of help from the other volunteer drivers and committee members. They are a great bunch. I was surprised to learn that for some of the participants this is the only time they are able to leave their home each week. Despite their problems everyone is good humoured and friendly. The facilities are provided to the participants free of charge. The charity is self funded and is currently celebrating its 15th birthday achievment - an incredible. I consider it a great privilege to be part of this worthwhile cause. The appreciation shown by the members and their good humour - irrespective of their issues - is quite humbling.

their issues - is quite humbling.

Zander Paul

 

I like volunteering for future choices to help people and the community that can't always do things themselves and to see a smile on there face.

Lucas Mackenzie

 

One of the things I love about volunteering at Future Choices is getting to see so many people of all ages having fun and enjoying themselves.

Logan Paul 

 

I joined Future Choices in August 2022. My first experience with Future Choices was helping out at the pop up shop which I thoroughly enjoyed and since then I've decided to dedicate my free time to help with the charity starting with my saltire award and running the charity website. I've met some really nice people and I hope to help out for future years coming.

Zac Mackenzie

 

I enjoy Future Choices because I like to help others, Make new friends and have fun. I learn't how to work with others better that have disabilities.

Alana Garden-Ross

 
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