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This Volunteers Week we are celebrating the huge contribution that volunteers make to our charity and to the lives of carers.

Here Rosemary tells us about how volunteering has given her the chance to give something back to her community.

Rosemary Buchan – volunteer at the RUH carer hub

Volunteering has given me the opportunity to use my professional career and skill to give something back to my community. It is rewarding – a giving and learning experience and a two way process. My volunteer role surprises me as I meet people from all walks of life.

The team of volunteers I support are a small group but it is surprising how we support each other with laughs.  Volunteering is challenging and rewarding. It gives structure to one’s life.

Find out more about how you can use your professional skills to support carers.