Welcome to our new volunteer, Bridie

We have a lot of new volunteers at VALUES, helping with a range of sessions. They add a lot to their sessions by being able to give more support to clients to learn new skills or take part in interesting activities. The Press team wanted to find out more about their new volunteer so they interviewed her. Find out about Bridie below:

Where do you live?                                                                      

Barlestone but I have lived in London for the past 5 years

 Do you have a job?

Not at the moment but I was a teacher in France and Russia working with 6 and 13 year olds

How old are you?


 What do you like about this sort of work?

I like meeting new people and working with them

 What are you doing now?

I broke my leg, which meant that I had to take 2 years out from studying at University in London – I’ve moved back home now

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have 2 dogs, both are Labradors, Miska (Russian meaning Teddy Bear) is brown and Poppy who is red.  I also have a cat called Arnie, he is white with green eyes

Do you have any hobbies?

Yes I enjoy singing, reading and traveling

Thanks for volunteering for us, Bridie, we're glad to have you and the other volunteers on board.