Volunteer of the Month – June 2019: Asim

1. What is your background (profession/ workplace/ training)?
Staff Specialist Intensivist. Trained in Scotland and Melbourne.
2. What inspired you to become a Water Well volunteer

I wanted to contribute to the community especially to those that are disadvantaged and also get out of the confines of the ICU!

3. Please share one of your favourite Water Well sessions or moments.

One of my favourite moments was when the whole group promised to go for a half an hour walk every day (but after Ramadan!).

4. What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Enjoy yourself, it’s not a stressful experience. Remember to listen to the community group and ask what they want to learn. It’s not about being prescriptive and sticking to a template; rather listening to the specific group and responding to their needs and being flexible and adaptive.