“I lost my Mother when I was 10-years-old and there was no help or support for me or my sister,” says Alyson Bowcott, 54. “With Jigsaw, I feel very close to its cause and the positive impact it can have, as the effects of losing someone close to you when you’re a child are life changing.”
Public Relations manager, Alyson, has been volunteering for bereavement charity, Jigsaw (South East), for 18 months now as a fundraiser.
What do you get out of volunteering?
I like to help others and make a difference to a cause close to my heart.
What skills did you bring to the role?
Interpersonal, strong people skills, communication.
What skills have you learned?
What has volunteering taught you about yourself?
I realise my contributions are worthwhile.
What is the best part about being a volunteer?
Helping others and making a difference.
What is the worst thing about volunteering?
What advice would you give to a would-be volunteer?
Make sure you can commit the time and that it is a cause you feel passionate about. It is a great way of helping and meeting new people, making new friends and making a real difference.
We thank Alyson and all our volunteers for the invaluable work they do. If you are interested in working with us as a volunteer in fundraising, admin or with families, please contact Sarah Dodson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.