The CVS Volunteer Centre is run by Jan Howard who has been our Volunteering Officer for many years. Many of you have worked with Jan, but you may not know that Jan originally got the role through being a volunteer herself!:
'After I had my son in 1990, I was looking for something to do to keep my skills fresh after giving up my full-time job. I dropped into the Volunteer Centre in Skelmersdale and they were in need of people to help with admin in the office. I started volunteering for a couple of hours a week while my mum babysat and I loved it.
My work there inspired me to go back to college to do a business admin course, and I did a placement at the Volunteer Centre as part of my course. After volunteering there for around 10 years, a job came up and they encouraged me to apply. I was very happy to be successful and have been here ever since!
I always tell people: you never know where the road will lead when you start out, but making that first move is the most important bit'.