Volunteers' Week 2016: Joe and Jacquie
We hear from Joe and Jacquie, who volunteer in Nottingham and London, about why they started working with us
Joe: ‘I decided to volunteer after the help I was given, and decided to give something back.’
'I got involved with Terrence Higgins Trust through a friend and went on a training course with him. I have been volunteering for around six years in mentor roles for over 50s.
'My favourite thing about Terrence Higgins Trust are the friendly people, everyone is so easy to get on with. I decided to volunteer after the help I was given, and decided to give something back.
'In three words, I would describe Terrence Higgins Trust as honest, trustworthy and dedicated.'
Jacquie: ‘I am continually learning new skills and feel grateful to play a part in the work of THT.’
'I volunteer at Terrence Higgins Trust Grays Inn Road office and work on reception. I have been here for just under a year.
'My husband died five years ago and around 18 months ago I was thinking of doing some sort of volunteer work. Following a chance meeting in a local café with Tony Calvert, who was one of the founders of Terrence Higgins Trust, I was inspired to become a volunteer.
'I enjoy working on Friday afternoons and meeting all the staff, volunteers and service users. I am continually learning new skills and feel grateful to play a part in the work of Terrence Higgins Trust.'