Wade, a British physicist at Imperial College London, promotes and participates in the National Health Service’s Volunteer Responders, a platform that connects people with the most vulnerable members of their communities.
As a responder, Wade picks up medicines and food for people at risk, phones to check on the elderly who are under quarantine and helps arrange others’ transport to hospital appointments.
“There is no doubt in my mind that the IVLP has made me a better person in many different aspects of my life,” she said. “The Americans on the trip taught me the importance of giving back and volunteering.”
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