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I have been volunteering since October 2019 after finishing working as a medical secretary.

I started volunteering as I like talking to people and finding out about them and hopefully making their day happier. I was born with a disability and have over the years been an in-patient and out-patient in hospital and I appreciate what they are going through.

I volunteer at Clitheroe Community Hospital on the ward as a patient support volunteer which involves engaging with patients which I enjoy as I like interacting with people. I also volunteer in the Out-Patient Department which involves asking patients to sanitise their hands and put a face mask on arrival at the hospital and also informing patients where they should go to prior to their appointment.