I have always had a passion for volunteering. As a child athlete, I supported visually impaired runners reach their goal and now I am in the workplace, I use my skills to support young people reach their full potential.
Since running, I have clocked up 33 years of banking experience and I am now in a unique position to use my workplace skills to help support and nurture young people in our Futuremakers programmes.
As a Futuremakers mentor, I work with young people to share my career journey, the bumps along the way and how I have overcome any obstacles. Over time, I have seen our Futuremakers use this advice to grow and develop confidence to helping them to achieve their full potential.
Mentoring is definitely a two way street. While I support them with my skills and experience, I am inspired by their energy, passion and drive helping bring out the best in me and my ability to be a good colleague! Speaking with the Futuremakers also helps me understand the challenges my own children face allowing me to support them at home too.
Volunteering through Futuremakers gives me a sense of belonging at the Bank. I have a real sense of satisfaction and pride knowing that using my skills makes an impact on young people and the community. It brings me real joy and I would recommend it to all my colleagues. Here, at the Bank, we all have the opportunity to use three volunteering days a year to make an impact, use them!
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