Drew has been a volunteer with Community Friends for roughly 9 months now. He had been looking for a volunteering opportunity and the DWP made the recommendation for him to come along. He had never heard of the service so thought that he would come along and find out some more. He has really enjoyed his time volunteering here and he hates it when he has to miss a week if he’s not feeling well enough to come in. It gives Drew a purpose and sense of worth. Drew sees the benefit of the service, as it is helping people who sometimes are at their lowest ebb. He says that having a cheery face to come into and some words of encouragement can often help point people in the right direction. This helps to give people a wee lift for that day and, hopefully will make them feel much better. He thinks the companionship provided at Community Friends is great – especially as it is non judgemental. He would like to see other activities happen out-with the normal days such as trips away.
New Laigh Kirk hall, 35 John Finnie St, Kilmarnock KA1 1BL