Being a volunteer therapist in the community


Recently we caught up with one of our longest serving volunteers, Helen Allen and asked her what is like being a therapist in the community.

Helen Allen Feel Good Co-operative

Helen Allen

Helen is a qualified in massage, Indian head massage, ‘No-Hands’ therapy and Hopi ear candles and does most of our corporate events for clients, the most recent being the Greenwich Directorate NHS event and Oxleas NHS Volunteer appreciation day at Hall Place, in Bexley.

Earlier this month she provided taster complementary treatments at the Optivo Retirement Housing Event at Bentham House, in the Royal Arsenal, South East London.

How long have been with the Feel Good Co-operative?

I have been volunteering for the FGC since 2005. Can’t believe that has been 12 years!!!

What have been your highlights volunteering with Feel Good Co-operative?

I love it. Meeting lots of people from all walks of life and all ages.. , and it definitely gives you that Feel Good factor. You are helping people who are hurting, you are giving them tips on how to help themselves, and each time you do that, you feel more and more a part of this community.

As we are always looking for new volunteers, what advice would you give to any up and coming therapists looking to donate their services to Feel Good Co-operative? 

It’s a good team of people, all friendly and all very professional. Overall, it is very a rewarding experience, and most importantly, everyone on the team shares the same values in helping people in the local community Feel Good!