As a social enterprise and registered charity, Halo is governed by a Board of Volunteer Trustees. Amelia is one such trustee and shares her story…
“Since finishing work, I have enjoyed ‘giving something back’ to the Community, in the form of volunteering, in a variety of forms and roles. I haven’t regretted a minute of my time since then. I have found it invigorating working with the Halo Executive Team to guide the Charity’s Strategy and rewarding forming a team with other members of the Board where the focus is on Decision Making. One of the benefits of volunteering with Halo is that you get ‘credits’ which you can use to access free activities – I used these to help me overcome my fear of putting my face in the water and am now much more confident in the pool. Throughout my time spent with Halo, I have been impressed by the expert teams, always dedicated to ensuring the best customer experience possible. I firmly believe that the Halo sites and the varied services within them, will be the bedrock of Creating Healthier Communities.”
Daniel first came to Leominster Leisure Centre as a 15 year old on school work experience which led to him securing a voluntary position. We were very lucky to have Daniel as a volunteer for 9 months helping out in the cafe but most of his time he could be found in the pool working alongside a swimming instructor, supporting children on the learn to swim programme. After successfully achieving the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, we were delighted to offer Daniel a position as part of our lifeguarding team.
Daniel’s efforts were recognised when he was awarded Halo’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’.