Change Grow Live – health and social care charity

What does your role as a volunteer involve?

I teach two weekly classes at CGL Stockport - a one hour Basic IT course and a two hour English course.

Why did you decide to become a CGL volunteer?

Part of my work as a Basic Skills Further Education Tutor involved teaching English at ADS and Lifeline. After retirement I continued to teach more targeted classes at Lifeline and CGL on a voluntary basis. 

What makes you a good volunteer?

I am  a good volunteer because I am positive, always smiling and seek to bring out the best in my learners. 

What are your favourite things about volunteering?

In a world dominated by IT, many are left behind feeling inadequate and isolated.  Equally, those with poor Literacy skills, often due to problems at school, can have low self esteem and feel they have failed.  I enjoy seeing my learners develop in confidence and begin to use their often hidden skills and abilities. 

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