How do you feel about your time here?
I enjoy it and I really like Pembridge. It is fairly small and you are quickly taken in to the team, which is really nice.
It is great that you get to work directly with the staff. Although it is a little difficult to get into at times because you are not doing the same thing as anyone else, it is very hands on. editor’s note: this is because most volunteers don’t work with other volunteers at Pembridge.
I suppose the main reason I volunteer is to improve the care for the patients and improve the environment for everyone. We also free up carers to care rather than doing little jobs that I can help with.
Sometimes patients aren’t able to communicate with you but you know they appreciate what you are doing and that you have time for them.
I enjoy helping with mealtimes too and I must say the food the patients get looks really good!