“As a befriender volunteer for CCWO I found that even with the briefest of time at your disposal, one could give a little bit of comfort and even happiness to some very lonely and isolated elderly women. Weekly chats and visits mean so much to people who often have very little contact with the outside world. During the time when I volunteered, I found much to admire in the positive outlook of the women I befriended even in the most adverse of situations and this has been enormously humbling.
“I enjoyed my time as a volunteer. One only really needs a few hours a week but to the people you speak to or visit, it can mean the world. The ladies at the CCWO office do an excellent job of providing all the support to the volunteers. There is clear guidance and training from them and they follow up with you based on the weekly reports provided after the phone calls or visits.”