I am a volunteer coordinator for a charity that helps homeless people in my local area, I’ve been doing this for 3 years nearly and I am very proud of the work we all do.  What with Colin and Covid I haven’t been able to do much this past 5 months, in fact the charity has had to scale back operations significantly.  I have, in this time of shielding, felt very isolated from the group and this morning I finally snapped and told one of the trustees about my issues.  It made me feel so much better to get my opinion out there.  There are lots of newbies that appear to be getting themselves swept up with the glory seeking aspects of volunteering but shy away from the getting your hands dirty stuff.  Plus I feel the conversations being had about what has being happening have taken place without me knowing.  It is as if you become invisible because you are not able to be there in person.  In this technological age it simply isn’t the case, I’m sitting at home but I can be part of a meeting albeit in my pj bottoms and a pretty top!

Anonymous