Our volunteer spotlight for February is long term supporter Chris Comens.

Our valued volunteer spotlight this month is Chris Comens, who has been volunteering at Gloucestershire Young Carers for over 10 years.  Chris’s first role was as a volunteer driver, ensuring young carers do not miss out attending groups and activities.  In May 2017 she began volunteering at Tewkesbury Young Carers Group.  Chris has written about her experience volunteering with GYC . . .

  • Why did you decide to volunteer for GYC?

When I was a member of the Charity Committee at work we raised funds for GYC one year and had the pleasure of meeting a young carer called Owen. He was a very impressive young man and their talk persuaded me that it would be a good idea to become a volunteer driver for GYC.

  • What kind of things do you get involved with?

Apart from driving the young people home after group, I have also started to attend group as another “responsible adult”, just to keep an eye on what’s going on and making sure the young carers keep safe and all is ok.

How does volunteering make you feel?

  • I thoroughly enjoy volunteering, especially when I get to help with cooking. I also like to feel that it is a helpful activity.

What would you say to anyone else thinking about volunteering with GYC?

  • Just do it, it’s very rewarding and great fun.

If you would like to volunteer for GYC please get in contact with Sue Auld, our volunteer coordinator today by emailing sue@glosyoungcarers.org.uk or calling the office on 01452 733060. We would love to hear from you.