2 Jun 2020

My volunteer story - Cora

One of our Talking Therapies volunteers shares her story.

I heard about Wimbledon Guild long before I had an opportunity to volunteer with them. A number of friends over the years had mentioned using services offered by Wimbledon Guild and once I started training as a counsellor a few more friends mentioned having volunteered there at one time or another. The common thread was how highly, without exception, everyone spoke of the place. 

I applied to volunteer as a placement counsellor, and because of their reputation I was delighted to be offered a place. I had high expectations that have certainly been met! I volunteer in Talking Therapies - it’s really important when you’re training to be a counsellor to be part of an organisation where you feel safe and supported. Not only have I felt this from day one but the organisation and administration is fantastic, communication is clear, and the supervision and training offered is of the highest standard.  

I’m proud to be a volunteer at Wimbledon Guild, I love being part of the team - I miss being there during this lockdown period.  

Thank you Cora! All this week we're celebrating Volunteers' Week (1st-7th June) by sharing stories from some of our wonderful volunteers so do check back for more! 

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