Donna has been volunteering with Barod since 2016 in the Drink Wise Age Well Service in Cwm Taf. Donna has been helping the service to support adults over the age of 50 to explore their drinking habits and make positive changes.

Here’s Donna to tell you more about her role as volunteer

What do you enjoy most about your role with Barod?

Meeting people who have been through similar circumstances.

What is it like to work in your area of Wales or in your specific service?

The people are friendly and helpful.

Please tell us about your average day.

I volunteer on a Monday befriending or buddying. I support someone out to bingo or shopping. On Tuesdays I co-facilitate Mutual Aid Partnership meetings assisting individuals over 50 to better cope with their everyday challenges. Soon I will be facilitating the ‘Move it or lose it’ groups with the Resilience Team to promote exercise in an accessible way.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Take one day at a time and enjoy your life.