Rosemary: I feel part of the team
I was looking for an opportunity to be in a work environment without the commitments and stress of paid employment. A friend from church, Carol, who also volunteers and works at Suffolk Law Centre, mentioned the work she was doing and I thought that it might be just what I was looking for. We met for a coffee (hot chocolate for me!) and I visited the centre to find out more. I started volunteering at Suffolk Law Centre in October 2017 and I am pleased I did. The staff and volunteers who work here have welcomed me and I feel part of the team. In fact, I worked at Suffolk County Council with Audrey back in the 90’s!
I work in the Tackling Discrimination in the East section dealing with closed cases. When a case is closed, I phone the client for feedback about their experience with us and then process their file into our archiving system. This role is perfect for me as I have previously worked in Local Government and for a charity organisation in administrative roles and I like procedures, so it’s great to be able to use my skills again. I especially enjoy talking to clients.
As a busy Mum and housewife – what spare time? I am an active member of the church I attend where I also have volunteer roles as a Sunday School teacher and I share leadership of the Toddler Group. When I do get time to myself I like to relax by doing some colouring. The most important thing for me is to spend time with family and friends having fun and making memories.