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Disabled Living rely on the support of volunteers to help deliver our services. We value the work our volunteers undertake, from helping out at the ‘Kidz’ events on an occasional basis to working on a regular basis in the Disabled Living Centre. There are some elements of volunteering which can be undertaken within your home environment such as research and project work.
Disabled Living especially recognise the wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience retired people have. We are hoping to recruit volunteers with experience in the following areas to help further support the development of our services.
David Edmondson our Volunteer Co-ordinator will tell you a little about his background and experience of volunteering.
Hi my name is David Edmondson and I am the Volunteer Co-ordinator for Disabled Living. I am married to Gill and have two grown up children Stephen and Fiona. Both are married and we have a grandson Andrew. I was lucky enough to retire early from work in the December of 1996. Before retirement I was the Safety and Fire Manager for a large international pharmaceutical company with responsibilities both here and Europe. On retirement Gill and I went to work for a well known travel company based here in the north west firstly as campsite couriers during the summer months and then as hosts to the older generation ( our own) providing entertainment programmes in hotels in Tunisia and Spain. Several years ago we bought ourselves a motor home in Canada and have spent the last few summers exploring the west coast of Canada and a reasonable number of the States in America. We finally gave up work in 2002 and spent our summer as volunteers working for the Commonwealth games. (What a fantastic experience). Before finishing work I had been in the Scout movement for several years and was the District Commisioner for Hazel Grove district. So volunteering and what one gets out of it was not a new experience. Apart from my extensive world travelling (I have restless feet), I can now devote my time to more volunteer work. If anyone who has time on their hands and wants to do something that is both fulfilling and satisfying please come and join our merry band of volunteers or look around locally there are always things to do.