"The projects I saw (in Sri Lanka) reinforced my view of the life-enhancing work being done - they remain some of my most vivid memories."

Volunteers are very important to us, here at Motivation. They are an extra pair of hands in the office, but they are also an extra smiling face and passionate person.

To find out about current volunteering opportunities, click here or email [email protected].

Meet John

John has been volunteering with Motivation for over ten years. He’s has become part of the furniture, and a huge asset to Motivation.

As a geography teacher, I had taught about developing countries. I could not believe my luck in finding an organisation contributing to these same regions, just a few miles away from home!

Like many of our staff and volunteers, he has thrown himself into Motivation wholeheartedly. He even decided to self-fund a trip to our projects in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. 

"The projects I saw (in Sri Lanka) reinforced my view of the life-enhancing work being done - they remain some of my most vivid memories."

On returning from his trip, John continued to come into the office regularly and started to fundraise for us.

His most successful fundraising was whilst he was still working as a teacher; for several years he persuaded staff to donate to Motivation instead of sending Christmas cards to each other. Together, the teaching staff raised over £1,500.

Volunteering at Motivation

The role of a volunteer is certainly varied. John describes his highlight as having the chance to play wheelchair basketball!

But much of the work John has focused on has been revolved around collating the stories of Motivation's beneficiaries. He told us he finds this incredibly inspiring.

Thank you, John!

As well as thanking John for his incredible efforts, we would love to talk to you if you have time to spare. Your skills and experiences could really support our efforts. We can’t promise you a trip overseas, but we can guarantee a warm welcome, variety and the chance to make a difference!

To find out about current volunteering opportunities, click here or email [email protected].