Council celebrates 72-year-old super volunteer
Local resident, John Janes, who at age 72 continues to volunteer his time across numerous local services, has added another feather to his cap by volunteering at the Broadway Theatre vaccination centre.
John currently does an evening shift at the vaccination centre working from 7 to 10pm. In addition, he also volunteers as a Poppy organiser for the British Legion, and for the NHS voluntary service, Red Cross, Royal Naval Association and the Standard Bearer for the Borough colours.
John who lives in Dagenham, said: “I just want to help the community and it is good to feel needed.”
Councillor Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Aspiration, said: “I am extremely grateful for the work John is doing across the borough and he is definitely an example for others to emulate.
“We have over 1,500 residents volunteering in a number of roles with the council and for some it is a way to get back into work, pick up necessary skills and experience or for some, just giving back to the community. To them I say thank you.”
You can watch a video of John talking about his experiences here.
Residents interested in any of the volunteering opportunities across the borough, should visit the council website at www.lbbd.gov.uk/volunteering