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Elaine Hewes – Volunteer Experience Co-ordinator
I have lived in Haverhill for over 30 yrs I am married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren who keep me very busy. When moving to Haverhill I registered at the Haverhill Volunteer Centre and was volunteering as admin support at the Volunteer Centre, I also volunteered as a Family Support volunteer. I have volunteered with a variety of organisations while during my teens and all through my adult life.
My first working role after moving to Haverhill was in the Haverhill Library, I also managed the Haverhill Volunteer Centre for 15 yrs, building the Volunteer Centre up and supporting and matching volunteers to a variety of local volunteering opportunities. I worked at the Befriending Scheme Hub supporting people with learning disabilities and my last role was with a pilot project called LifeLink, supporting people to make positive changes in their lives.
I have enjoyed all my roles while working in Haverhill, I am passionate about volunteering and the Haverhill community. I like to make a difference to people and support them to move forward in their lives.
I have admired and worked alongside REACH since its inception and appreciate the service REACH offers to the Haverhill community. I am looking forward to meeting and supporting the volunteers who give up their time to support REACH in the various volunteering roles on offer.