Paul Brown – Clinical Services Manager, Barnet Primary Care Trust
How did you get involved with volunteering for Barnet EBP?
I got involved with Barnet EBP via Jackie Pobjoy who discussed it with me and thought I would be good at it.
What programme did you volunteer on?
I volunteered on the Interview Skills programme.
Was it what you expected?
The reality is much of what I expected really. Helping young people gain precise experience at preparing and taking part in an interview.
What was your most memorable moment about the day and why?
My most memorable moment, well I can't say there is just one, but Ido enjoy seeing young people at the beginning of the morning shuffle into the interview rooms not really sure of what is going to happen. By the end of the morning they realise what they have and are learning, and the majority of the time their whole demeanor changes. They suddenly open up, the questions flow and you can see the interest in their eyes.
What would you say to encourage/inspire someone who's not quite sure if they would like to volunteer?
I wholeheartedly promote being part of the programme no matter what your expertise or experience level is, everyone learns from these situations, that includes both the young people and their volunteers.
Would you volunteer again and why?