Adam joined Brendoncare in 2020 after graduating from university, providing telephone support calls to those who are isolating or shielding.
“It’s been a difficult period for everyone during this pandemic with so many people being affected,” says Adam, who holds degrees in Arabic and Linguistics, “so I wanted to get involved through any way that was possible. A lot of people join Brendoncare for numerous reasons and for me, once I found out more about the organisation, how it works and what incredible support it provides for older people, I knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of.”
Adam checks in with older people on a regular basis, and likes to get to know them more with each call.
“Every person has their own stories and experiences and it has been fascinating to learn more about each person. While we are unable to meet or see each other right now, we are still very much able to chat and laugh. It is always great to generate some positivity and to lift people’s spirits during what has been a tumultuous time. One day, when restrictions ease and Brendoncare’s social clubs meetings and gatherings resume, it will be great to finally put some names to faces.”
Away from volunteering, Adam enjoys running, cooking, photography and tennis and has been fortunate enough to live and work abroad.
“Part of the reason I enjoy travelling is meeting new people and hearing their stories,” Adam explains, “Which is why volunteering at Brendoncare has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
If Adam’s story has inspired you, view the current roles available at Brendoncare and learn how to join our team.