Becky Parish

Why did you decide to volunteer for GYC?

The simple answer is that I was invited – and I am very bad at saying ‘No’ when someone asks me nicely to do something. I have no regrets that I said ‘yes’, all those years ago.

What kind of things do you get involved with?

I am a Trustee of GYC, which means that I sit on the Board. For the last few years I have been the Chair of Trustees (I am Vice Chair now, we like to take it in turns). Being the Chair means you have to ensure that Board meetings run smoothly and that all matters discussed are considered conscientiously. If that wasn’t exciting enough, I do get involved in some more colourful activities – see photo!!

How does volunteering make you feel?

Proud, not of myself, but of the young people and their families, because often they don’t have the choice of saying ‘No’.

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

As Starsky would say: Do it!