My name is Sarah Skinner and I am very proud to be writing this bio as the first Volunteer Champion for CounsellingKind.
In 2011, I volunteered as a mentor for Bolton Lads and Girls Club. Since then I’ve held voluntary positions with Girlguiding UK and Bolton Hospice. I love volunteering. It’s such a great opportunity to give something back to your local community, while meeting lots of different people and learning new skills.
So a little about me, I’m 34 years old and live in Horwich with my husband and six year old daughter. I’m a Project Manager for the NHS, working alongside nurses, doctors and surgeons to ensure patients receive the same high standard of care wherever they live, and that local NHS services are sustainable for the future.
As a full time working Mum, life is hectic and work can be stressful, so self-care is really important to me, but certainly lacking from my daily routine. After a period of illness in 2019, I decided 2020 would be the year for better lifestyle choices that would support both my mental and physical health. With that, came a strong hankering to take up volunteering again, so I reached out to Rebecca and the rest, as they say, is history.
My role as Volunteer CounsellingKind Champion will see me getting involved in a range of exciting activities, including:
• Assisting Rebecca in the planning and delivery of a range of self care events
• Capturing feedback
• Writing guest blog posts
• Working with clients to produce case studies
• Building a team of Volunteer CounsellingKind Champions
This is a really exciting time, which will enable me to grow both personally and spiritually, as well as giving me the opportunity to lend my skills and experience to Rebecca as she grows her business. I very much look forward to being a part of the CounsellingKind team.
Would you like to become a Volunteer CounsellingKind Champion?
If so, consider what skills you can offer (e.g. photography, knowledge for a talk, crafting skills for a workshop, time to deliver flyers, etc).
Then, get in touch with Rebecca to explore your involvement on: