I Volunteer – Emma’s story

It’s the last day of Volunteers’ Week today and the perfect opportunity to say another huge ‘thank you’ to each and every FAIRshare volunteer and to thank them all for the fantastic contribution they make to our credit union.

We’ve asked our newest volunteer, Emma Allum to share her thoughts & experiences, and hope her story might inspire you to volunteer for FAIRshare too!

Emma is our volunteer School Saver Club Co-ordinator at the St Martins School Saver Club which launched in January 2018.  Emma attends the collection every Monday morning during term time and oversees our young volunteer officers along with staff member Mrs Hughes.

How long have you volunteered for FAIRshare?

I have volunteered for FAIRshare since January this year.

Why do you do it?

When I was in school we had a school savings club so when I heard about our school staring one I was really pleased.  I really love seeing the children come in in the mornings with their pennies, and the look on their face when they see it all adding up is great!  And it is getting them into practice in saving.  Also the children who are volunteer Officers at the Club are gaining great skills in customer service and numeracy skills.

Any advice for someone considering volunteering?

Definitely do it no matter how little or much you can help; it all counts and is really appreciated.

Other volunteering I’m involved in

I volunteer at our local community centre in St Martins on the front desk and organise fund raising for the centre, which is charity based.  I am also a member of the PTA at the school.

Could you spare a few hours to volunteer with FAIRshare?

Feeling inspired?  Could you spare a few hours to volunteer for FAIRshare?

Click here to visit our Volunteering page and for more information of Volunteering with FAIRshare.

FAIRshare Credit Union recognises its volunteers are a valuable and essential resource in developing its services to members. They play a vital role in developing FAIRshare as a business and maintaining links with members and the local community.