Hello everyone! My name is Harvey, you may have spotted me in your Monday/Wednesday club meetings, I am a newbie. I am absolutely loving getting to know everyone and hanging out with you all, the best singers and dancers in Bath without a doubt!
I grew up in busy London, and very recently moved to Bath – I miss London, mostly my dog, but I have always loved visiting beautiful Bath, so it is great to be here. My favourite sport is rugby, if the weather keeps up, we should all get out in the sun together when we can and throw a ball around. I look forward to getting to know you all better and seeing you all face to face soon hopefully!
I have lived in Bath for six years and love the city. I like going for long walks, seeing bands, upcycling furniture, and visiting museums and art galleries. During the lock down I have been learning photography. My favourite kind of food is Japanese food.
I think a lot of the joy of volunteering comes from the people you meet and work with. There is the satisfaction of knowing that you are having a positive effect on your local community and I have also learnt many new skills volunteering over the years, but I think it always comes back to the people.
My name is Sheryl and I am a new volunteer, you may have met me on the Monday club session or the second Wednesday club session. I am really enjoying the club sessions and it’s great meeting you all, thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome!
A bit about myself – I love being outdoors and going for walks, I enjoy arts and crafts, and I love animals. Here is a picture of me with a lamb at the farm I used to work at. Keep a look out for lambs when you’re on your Spring walks! See you all on the weekly club sessions!
I came to the UK from California three years ago to enjoy the beautiful history of Bath and pursue new career opportunities. People often ask me if I miss California, and I always answer the same: I miss friends more than places.
The pandemic made it more apparent to me than ever just how important social contact is to our lives. I love what the Monday/Wednesday Club is doing to keep people connected and I am very excited to be a part of engaging with club members in existing and new, creative ways to keep the fun going.
I have been a volunteer at Bath Gateway Out and About for nearly six years and have really got to become friends with our members, to see the happiness on their faces its indescribable. I have watched our members growing in confidence and thrive in a positive and uplifting atmosphere. I love volunteering and I love everyone to bits!
Here is a video made by one of our former activity supporters, showing what kind of things can be involved in a typical day's volunteering with Bath Gateway Out & About, plus what is involved in the application process, and also what kinds of valuable experience, skills and rewards can be gained by a club volunteer.