As a part of this year’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we will share stories about our wonderful volunteers and highlight their contributions to the local community.
Let’s get to know Elizabeth Franklin!
Tell me a bit about your background and what made you want to be a volunteer?
After a period of ill health, I needed to do something to get out of the house and had read about the craft club in the local newspaper. I thought what better way to give back to the community than helping other people while doing something I enjoy doing.
How long have you been with IHF? Any stories from back then you’d like to share?
I have been volunteering for about 3.5 years. What happens at craft club stays at craft club!!
What is the best thing that happened to you whilst being a volunteer?
Being connected with a group of fabulous and entertaining women and knowing we make a positive impact on less fortunate people.
What motivates you to be successful in your volunteer role?
It makes it easy when you are doing something you enjoy.
What would be your advice to anyone considering to be a volunteer?
There are plenty of jobs to do so there will always be something suited to your skillset. Many hands make light work! And there’s never a dull moment.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about making sure people feel they belong and can be involved.