Zoe Tinker started volunteering for Vision Norfolk after she was made redundant – and the experience has not only been rewarding in itself – it has led to a new career.
“I was nervous to join the Visual Awareness course, but was made welcome straight away. As I had been made redundant, I found myself volunteering lots, and the more I volunteered, the more the organisation impressed me.”
“It is not always easy, but I get to see first-hand how relaxed and happy clients are to spend time enjoying social activities and learning new skills.”
Zoe’s experience volunteering has led directly to a new career – with Vision Norfolk. She has recently been employed as one of the hub co-ordinators at the charity’s King’s Lynn hub, proving that as well as making a difference, volunteering can have real benefits as well.