"A Volunteers Story: Buddhist Centre Nottingham"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Sam5 (as ),
Sent on behalf of the service user:
Working with people who have kindness, understanding and respect has been very helpful.
Mary my OT was a person who I could connect with, who visited my home and I was able to contact whenever I needed to. She helped me to think about my interests and my options for the future and ambitions. She referred me to the Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Team and I met with OT Rachel and my volunteer co-ordinator, who are amazing people and have a lot of experience.
It is important to look at a person fully, where they have been in the past, what they have been through, what they want in the present and what are their hopes and abilities for the future.
I like to help and be useful and the Social Inclusion Team helped me to work part-time voluntarily at the Buddhist Centre. I have some catering experience in the past and it is good to do something positive.