Remi Balogun worked as a nurse before she retired in 2019. She now volunteers at University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street – which is one of the places she worked!

“I love volunteering, serving patients and spending time with them – it’s like a continuation of the job I loved before I retired,” said Remi.

Last year, Remi and her fellow volunteers at Westmoreland Street completed more than 200 shopping requests and gave more than 450 hours of their time.

There are lots of reasons people volunteer. Some, like Remi, are retired and want to use their extra time to do something worthwhile. Others want to get experience for a career in healthcare or to gain confidence.