Helen is one of our many dedicated volunteers who give up their time to help keep BEC running smoothly.
As an admin assistant, Helen mostly helps Mia on reception, but also lends a hand to Raymond or Elise with their programs if required. She's been volunteering with us since March and says the experience has been wonderful.
"The things I enjoy about volunteering are the fact that I have the opportunity to go into the community and meet others and to work with a lovely group of people who have made me feel very welcome from the outset. Also, being able to engage with the clients who come in to attend their exercise classes."
So of all the places to volunteer at, why choose BEC? It was Helen's partner, Bruce, who suggested she give BEC a go - he's been volunteering with us for 16 years, most recently as a bus driver. Helen says she would definitely recommend volunteering to others.
"It's a wonderful chance to contribute in a meaningful way, to meet people and to experience learning different tasks. I feel as though it gives me a bit more purpose in my day-to-day life."