Liz has volunteered with Brunswick for 10 years and worked part time as the volunteer coordinator since April 2017

Experience

I have 35 years experience of working with people with  learning difficulties. It was whilst working with the Social Work team in York back in the early 90’s shortly after Brunswick started up that I first came to know Brunswick. I was really impressed with the approach of Brunswick and the experiences they offered the workers. From my earliest contact with Brunswick I wanted to be more involved and 25 years on I am working and volunteering for them. 

I also deliver volunteer management training to charities through a Charity support company that I am a director of and I work part time for the University of York Social Work department.

A fond Brunswick memory:

I have so many fond memories! I remember bringing my twin daughters to Brunswick as young children to buy plants for our garden, to attend fairs and the bonfire nights, to wander and enjoy the environment. Then as they grew up they too became more involved – doing school work experience in crafts, as volunteers at events and with Chilli Bon Bon. Brunswick has been important to us all and often been the source of really enjoyable shared experiences.

A little something about me 

One of my other great pleasures is cycling. My favourite bike is a road bike made for me by a friend 32 years ago. I’ve ridden it most days since. Part of my route to Brunswick takes me along the river and I never cease to feel fortunate that I can cycle to work, through a beautiful city, to a job that is hugely rewarding. My cycling ambition is to spend more time in my favourite part of France – Brittany, cycling along the canal routes.