Drew has been volunteering at Kingston Neighbourhood House for the last four years. He has skills in few different areas which enables him to contribute to the House in multiple roles. Drew is well known to the House users as a Volunteer Chef of the Community Lunch. He also has been a member of the Committee of Management for the last two years and has been recently re-elected to serve his third term at the Committee.
Q: How did you become involved in the Centre?
D: Originally I started to use the Centre’s playgroup with my children. Thereafter, I became more involved as a volunteer.
Q: What are your duties as a volunteer team leader?
D: My duties are to help David (Manager) with day to day activities. This includes helping the other volunteers and setting up for activities and function.
Q: What are your responsibilities as a Committee member?
D: My responsibilities as a committee member is to and have responsibilities of overseeing the finance of the House.
Q: What are the skills and experience required for your duties and what skills have you developed by doing your duties?
D: Organising skills are the main requirements for my duties. Also, face to face contact with members of the community is a must. I have developed both these skills over the years.
Q: Why do you volunteer?
D: I volunteer because I feel that I am giving something back to the community.
Q: How does volunteering impact your life?
D: Volunteering gives me the sense of being involved in the community.
Q: What do you like about volunteering at the KNH?
D: Apart from the fact that I help people out, I have met a lot of people from around Kingston since I moved here. This made it easier after moving from the people I know.