Profile: Theresa

Theresa also trained as a mentor, so she helps new volunteers to settle in and to understand the value of volunteering. Theresa says, ‘I love and enjoy what I do as a volunteer. Each week presents itself with something new and I value every moment with a patient. I am always happy to see someone’s face brightened through my little contribution.  

It is quite humbling how much appreciation I receive from patients and staff. This gives fulfilment and the realisation of how much difference the little time I give makes. I intended to volunteer for a few months but have lost count of time.

As a mentor, I cherish every session spent with new volunteers, it is rewarding to see them settle comfortably.  

The Cambridge University Hospitals Voluntary Services team has been incredibly friendly and supportive. Their inspiration and devotion has inspired me and I know it will extend to others.

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