I love to volunteer at ILEAP because i can get to know people i would have never met before. I love to talk to everyone and get involved , helping where ever i can.
I have recently started volunteering at ILEAP, assisting members on the Arts and Crafts, Cooking and Saturday Social sessions. I enjoy working with the various members, staff and volunteers associated with ILEAP. It allows for a greater connection with the community and its residents and I feel proud to be part of an organisation that offers everyone involved a positive outlet in which they may develop and grow.
Hi I’m Moya.
I have volunteered with ILEAP for about 5 years now. I enjoy spending time with the ILEAP members swimming, keep fit,cooking and baking, singing, and helping out on stalls. The ILEAP members are an inspiration and I am proud to be part of the positive things ILEAP does. Recently I have supported the members and ILEAP staff doing zoom sessions which has helped us keep in touch.
The reasons I volunteer – “I really enjoy helping with the Sunday swimming sessions. I think I get as much, if not more, from the sessions than the people who attend – many of whom have become good friends over the months and years. As well as seeing and joining in the fun they get from our sessions, it’s great to see how many of them have progressed. Some started as non swimmers and have gone on to swim a few yards, then a width and on to a full length. “But it’s also fantastic to see the real spirit, character and determination that everyone demonstrates – but above all it’s great fun for all of us. It still amazes me that with all of the many difficulties that many of the members obviously have, they never moan or complain and are always asking if you have had a good week. Gives a new perspective on life!”
This is my first-time volunteering and I have really enjoyed it. I wanted to help volunteer to gain experience with working with additional needs children and I’m glad I was given the chance to do so by such an amazing charity such as ILEAP.I have enjoyed getting to know everyone and I have really liked helping out with the arts and craft sessions on a Saturday at the Rosebird centre and the early years summer activities in Kenilworth.
Hey, I’m Nuala
I started volunteering at the start of 2021 and have enjoyed helping out wherever I can. I really enjoy meeting members and staff, everybody is so friendly. I love arts and crafts so I love teaching ILEAP members origami and making things to sell. I love volunteering for ILEAP as I get to do things I love whilst helping others. I challenged myself to unicycle 15km to fundraise and hope to plan another event in the future.
This has been my first time volunteering and it's been so enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve enjoyed spending time with ILEAP members at the Saturday morning group and now the quiz nights, both groups have been great fun and perfect for anyone who enjoys spending time with people. The support staff and members are lovely and welcoming and are always there to help or answer questions. I’d highly recommend ILEAP to anyone!