Lou is a carer and volunteers in our Edinburgh Carer Centre. She is often the first point of contact for our carers, and if you visit us you might see her friendly face!

Lou decided to start volunteering with VOCAL to meet new people. Unfortunately Lou had to give up her career to care for someone, and she was looking for an opportunity to be part of a team again. She said:

“I realised it was important to also take time for me, and the flexibility and team feeling I get at VOCAL gives me this. I really enjoy the social aspect, even the small things like making a cuppa!

“I am also a Facilitation Volunteer and really enjoy learning about different topics and hearing other people’s point of view. Volunteering is a great way to give something back and VOCAL has helped me in lots of ways. It’s a great feeling knowing I am helping other carers too!”