Meet Our Volunteers

Ella

Ella

Volunteer
I love to volunteer at ILEAP because i can get to know people i would have never met before. I love to talk to everyone and get involved , helping where ever i can.
Moya

Moya

Volunteer
Hi I’m Moya. 
I have volunteered with ILEAP for about 5 years now. I enjoy spending time with the ILEAP members swimming, keep fit,cooking and baking, singing, and helping out on stalls. The ILEAP members are an inspiration and I am proud to be part of the positive things ILEAP does. Recently I have supported the members and ILEAP staff doing zoom sessions which has helped us keep in touch.
Rod

Rod

Volunteer
The Sunday swim has long become part of my weekend routine. It has allowed me to meet a lot of like-minded people who have enjoyed sharing in running the swimming sessions. Our present group of helpers have got on easily and well for several years now. Many of the disabled members and their families who come get to be good friends as you get to know them, and sometimes they prove to have unexpected hidden talents. It has been a pleasure to have been part of the group for so long.
Peggy

Peggy

Volunteer
Since moving to Leamington Spa and finding my ‘forever’ home I wanted to be part of the local community. I previously worked with Special needs in Nigeria and Indonesia and loved it. ILEAP is a fantastic charity and being able to give my time fortnightly reading stories and poems to the clients is so fulfilling. My background as a Voice Coach gave me the skills when delivering the stories & poems. During lockdown I have provided stories on Sheldon the Shy Shark and other characters for the Charity to distribute to everyone, which I have loved doing. ILEAP will benefit as one of my charities when I become Ladies Captain at Leamington & County Golf Club for a year in March 2020. I am looking forward to being able to meet everyone face to face when it is safe to do so
Doug

Doug

Volunteer
The reasons I volunteer – “I really enjoy helping with the Sunday swimming sessions. I think I get as much, if not more, from the sessions than the people who attend  – many of whom have become good friends over the months and years. As well as seeing and joining in the fun they get from our sessions, it’s great to see how many of them have progressed. Some started as non swimmers and have gone on to swim a few yards, then a width and on to a full length. “But it’s also fantastic to see the real spirit, character and determination that everyone demonstrates – but above all it’s great fun for all of us. It still amazes me that with all of the many difficulties that many of the members obviously have, they never moan or complain and are always asking if you have had a good week. Gives a new perspective on life!”
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Theo

Volunteer
This has been my first time volunteering and it's been so enjoyable and rewarding. I’ve enjoyed spending time with ILEAP members at the Saturday morning group and now the quiz nights, both groups have been great fun and perfect for anyone who enjoys spending time with people. The support staff and members are lovely and welcoming and are always there to help or answer questions. I’d highly recommend ILEAP to anyone!