My Volunteer Story – Neil Dalgleish
As part of Volunteers Week we spoke to Niall Dalgleish one of our volunteers on his role and what he gains from giving his time to volunteer for Dundee Carers Centre.
Neil (left) with two other walking group participants during a walk.
What volunteering do you do at Dundee Carers Centre?
My current job is as a walk leader for the walking group. I may drive mini-buses in future if appropriate arrangements can be made.
Why did you decide to volunteer with Dundee Carers Centre?
I decided to volunteer in order to help others and to ‘give something back’ having had a lot of help from the Centre. I was also looking for a task to do, which would challenge me a bit, as I had recently taken early retirement from my full-time job.
What do you enjoy about being a volunteer/ What do you get from the role?
There are numerous things which make volunteering enjoyable. Meeting people, helping others and giving carers a break from their main role, and job satisfaction having organised or helped to organise events. It also gives me a ‘feel good factor’ knowing I am doing something worthwhile.
Would you recommend volunteering to others?
Yes, I would definitely recommend volunteering to anyone, regardless of what stage they are in life. I have found it very rewarding and a ‘breath of fresh air’
Thank you Niall – The team at Dundee Carers Centre very much appreciate the dedication and time you give to support unpaid carers and disabled people across Dundee.
If this has inspired you, and you would like to find out more about volunteering for Dundee Carers Centre to our Get Involved Page.