Volunteer profile: Max & Amit6 November 2019
What I enjoy most about volunteering is making a difference to the lives of people in communities across Scotland and seeing them develop and learn new skills. Volunteering has made me more understanding and compassionate - Max Fullarton.
Students Max Fullarton and Amit Singh volunteered with Cornerstone and found friendships and skills that will last a lifetime.
Amit first volunteered five years ago as a student. He has a family member living with Down's Syndrome and was keen to get involved with us - and, as a huge sports fans, a sports co-ordinator role at North Lanarkshire's Cornerstone Connects was a perfect fit.
After six months, Amit asked pal Max to volunteer alongside him. Both men immediately made friends with their fellow volunteers, staff and people affected by life limiting conditions.
Max's favourite moment was organising a Christmas panto with his team in North Lanarkshire, when they had to learn lines and perform in front of a crowd. Amit loved visiting Celtic Park, and, like Max, looked forward to having a boogie at the monthly Connects disco.
Max and Amit were part of a team who walked from Edinburgh to Glasgow and raised £7,500. This money raised allowed people Cornerstone supports in its Connects service to go on a holiday.
Both pals were given Ambassador Awards at our annual award ceremony to recognise their invaluable support in providing services and fundraising. Max studied law and works for Barclay's Bank, while Amit now works for PwC in London - though he can't wait to see his friends from Cornerstone when he comes home for Christmas.
Volunteering with Cornerstone is empowering. You learn so much about what you take for granted and become more responsible - Amit Singh.
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