Passing on the volunteering bug
John McKillop, our mini-van driver, is just one of our wonderful volunteers at HBH Senior Living. He helps out for about 10 hours a week, and enjoys it so much he’s passed on the volunteering ‘bug’ to several friends.
John started volunteering with Riding for the Disabled after retiring as an accountant. He was a horse leader there for eight years until he broke his heel and couldn’t continue walking the horses.
Next, he volunteered as a volunteer DJ twice a week at Howick Village Radio (now East FM) where he introduced a popular 5pm to 6pm drive time session, playing favourite classics.
Around the same time John also became involved in Crime Watch, which he continues with today. He assists the police by going on local patrol, keeping an eye on empty properties and looking for stolen cars.
John started volunteering at HBH Senior Living two years ago. He really enjoys taking residents on weekly outings all over the city and beyond.
“It’s lovely to see people getting enjoyment from what you do. It’s very refreshing and I can highly recommend it. I’ve passed on the bug to a few of my friends, who are now as busy as I am!”
“Volunteers are unpaid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Anonymous