1st to 7th June is Volunteer Week, and the 17th to the 23 June is Refugee Week. Brenda, a retired teacher, explained to Anita from Bedford Radio how rewarding and purposeful befriending the residents of Yarl’s wood, Yarl’s wood a Detention Centre for asylum seekers and an immigration removal centre. Brenda visits weekly and has been volunteering for 3 years. She was awarded Volunteer of the Year by Yarlswood befrienders, for all her commitment and hard work. Here in the interview, she explains why she wanted to volunteer and have a positive impact on others, and also describe the impact on herself. As Brenda once felt that her life had less purpose, but now she feels more fulfilled and rewarded.
Bedford Radio – Volunteers Week – Brenda was awarded Volunteer of the year, working with Yarl’s Wood Befrienders