Project Description

Ethan Mackey

Age 17, England

Having a speech impairment when I was younger knocked my confidence. However, volunteering on an elderly care hospital ward I have become much more confident and talk to all sorts of people including patients, their families and visitors, and I help the ward staff with chores from topping up the gloves supply to organising tea parties for the patients.

I love helping to make the ward feel more like a community than a hospital for the patients, get an insight into working for the NHS, and now lead a team of eight volunteers.

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