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Volunteer Profile – Aga

Mencap volunteer - Aga

Hi Everyone

I’m Aga and I’ve been a volunteer here at Doncaster Mencap since November 2011 when I came over to England from my home in Poland. 

Over there I was a school teacher and I have always loved arts and crafts and thinking of different things to make.  Many of our members here love craft too so we have enjoyed making lots of different things together including animals, bookmarks, flowers and cards for Easter, Valentine’s, Christmas and Mother’s and Father’s Day.  Sometimes our members just like to chat and I enjoy that too.

Mencap volunteer - Aga

I also love cooking and baking and everyone seems to enjoy sampling my cakes.

When I first came over from Poland my English was very poor but with the help of my friends here at Mencap, my work as a support worker and my determination, I can now speak fluently but not with a Yorkshire accent yet!!

I love being with our Gateway members and other volunteers whenever my working shifts allow.  They are very friendly and we always enjoy being together, having a laugh and helping each other with everything we do.

If you’ve got some free time to volunteer why not come along and try it like I did??