We caught up with Carl Wain, Commissioning Manager at City of York Council following his announcement that he is partaking in a massive 52 different volunteering opportunities in the city this year. Here’s what he had to tell us:
Well 2019 was a fantastic year for me.
It was a very humbling experience being awarded Public Sector Hero in the York Community Pride awards and I feel privileged to be involved so closely with the community sector both in a work and personal capacity.
Volunteering has made a big difference to my life and to my personal wellbeing.
I am aware that volunteering can make such a big impact to the community and to those that have the opportunity to volunteer.
I am always amazed at how many different opportunities there are in York and wanted to find a way of raising the profile of community groups and what they offer.
I have therefore decided to do 52 different volunteering opportunities in 2020 as a New Year’s resolution.
I thought it was only appropriate to start on New Year’s day where I have put my name down to volunteer as a pacemaker for York Parkrun.
If you want to see how I am getting on then follow me on twitter @carl_wain and check out the hashtag #Volunteer52.
And I could volunteer for you! If you would like me to volunteer for your community group then just contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.