Volunteers’ Week 1st – 7th June
Our volunteers all have different life experiences, including Ali who came to South Wales after leaving his home in Iran. Having served as a Firefighter for four years in his home country, volunteering with us gives him a great insight into SWFRS. Ali started volunteering last October and has been involved with different activities, including role-playing for training sessions and engaging with members of the public at community events. He’s also studying hard to gain the UK equivalent of his qualifications, and so we would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Ali for making the time to volunteer with us, and for making a difference to our communities across South Wales.
Claire started volunteering with us last October and has brought with her a wealth of experience in engaging with people – including working in a prison custody environment and in schools, and also volunteering with St John’s Ambulance. Claire clearly feels strongly about making a difference in her local community and ultimately wants to help keep people safe. We’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Claire for choosing to volunteer with us, and we love how keen she is to be involved and take on new opportunities!
Lee applied to join as a volunteer during the pandemic when most of our activities were on hold. When we started back up again, we were extremely fortunate to find most of our volunteers, including Lee, were still keen and able to be involved. With previous experience of volunteering with the British Red Cross, he now volunteers with us due to his interest in what we do. Working full time and still finding time to volunteer is no easy feat, and so we’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Lee for making the time to be involved with us and for being such a great supporter of what we do.
Having a keen interest in understanding more about what we do at SWFRS brought Ryan to volunteering with us. With previous experience of volunteering in a sporting environment, and now working towards a qualification in Public Services, it’s clear that Ryan wants to make a difference. Since starting with us in December, he’s been involved in a variety of activities, including supporting our teams at recruitment events and role-playing for training sessions. Studying full time as well as working on a local farm, Ryan is a busy person – but still finds the time to volunteer with us. So we’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Ryan for supporting us and the communities we work with!