National Volunteers' Week
This week we are introducing you to some of the WWTW volunteers.
In this interview, we hear from Paul, Director of GAP North East.
1. Tell us a bit about your background and what you do
I have worked in sales and business development for the past 35 years. On top of this, I have spent the last decade working in the Renewable Energy Sector and Waste Management.
2. Why have you chosen to volunteer for Walking With The Wounded?
We have a former submariner as our CEO and other members of staff who have served. This gives us a clearer understanding of some of the challenges ex-forces personnel face when they leave the military and transition to civvy street.
3. What type of events/activities have you supported the charity with?
I have volunteered at the annual CEO Sleepout which takes place in Northumberland at Alnwick Castle.
4. If you were to recommend volunteering with WWTW to someone else, what would you say?
Walking With The Wounded is a fantastic charity and supports some of the most difficult to reach people in our society. Charities like this rely on volunteers in order to carry out their vital work.
5. What surprised you the most or was your favourite part of the WWTW volunteering experience?
The most memorable and enjoyable part of the CEO Sleepout was finding out more about the background behind Walking With The Wounded, why it was set up and who it supports. I also really enjoyed discussing the issues ex-military face with like-minded individuals.
Click here if you would like to volunteer for Walking With The Wounded.