Every issue of Companion features an insight into volunteering from a regional or standing committee member. Lucy Nowell of our North East committee explains the benefits of volunteering in the February 2017 edition.
"I joined the North East committee in 2011 having enjoyed attending a number of their excellent value day and evening meetings. I had recently moved into the area, having lived ‘south of the border’ (as my family in Watford call it) for most of my life, and thought it a good way of meeting some other vets in the area. The great thing about being on the committee is that you can suggest CPD that you would really like to attend, and perhaps has not been covered. I have met some lovely people on the committee and it’s nice to recognize regular attendees at our events and other venues. The speakers are always a pleasure to deal with, and very interesting to talk to during breaks (“how do you manage to do it all?” is my usual question). Plus the majority of my annual CPD is already planned and on my doorstep – how great is that?"