Meet our volunteers

Here is what some our volunteers have to say about Puffins.



Occupation: Editorial Assistant at Random House.

When did you join Puffins? March 2012.

Why did you join? I had wanted to do some more volunteer work in London when I heard about Puffins, and it seemed like a really great way to get involved.

How are you finding it so far? Very enjoyable. It's a great way to put the work day behind you. Though I do occasionally find it hard to get out of bed on Tuesday mornings!

Likes: Percy Pigs, autumn weather and Neil Young.

Dislikes: Coriander.



Occupation: Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.

Nationality: British

How long have you have been at Puffins? Four months.

How did you hear about Puffins? Natasha Fleming – the club chair - she accosted me on my first day in my new job,and that night I came to Puffins.

What do you like about being part of the club? It's a friendly club and a very worthy cause.

How long is your commute to Puffins? 10 minutes!

Interesting fact about me: I was once a fireman on Crimewatch.



Occupation: Commissioning Editor at Ebury Publishing.

When did you join Puffins? March 2012.

How did you find out about it? Through another volunteer.

Why did you join Puffins? It sounded like a great thing to get involved with. Also my Nan used to help out with the admin side of things for the Halliwick Penguins so I felt it was in the family!

How are you finding it so far? Everyone seems to be enjoying it so much – it was great fun helping out and being a part of it.



Nationality: Turkish

Occupation: Accountant and financial analyst

How long have you have been at Puffins? Since 2002.

How did you hear about Puffins? A friend suggested that I join and I haven't looked back since.

Why did you join Puffins? I wanted to do some good and help other people. I'm a regular swimmer at the pool anyway and giving an hour a week is such a small thing in the greater schemes of things. Now Monday evening is the highlight of my week. I look forward to it and enjoy it enormously. The people are so nice and such fun and everyone is friendly and always smiling. You don't find that kind of environment very often. Since I’ve joined I've met a lot of very nice people at Puffins.