Name: Paul Cox
Volunteer Role: Regional Organiser, Southern Region, RPS
What attracted you to volunteering for the RPS?
Quite simply, I believed that (given my previous experience - business, family and life) I could add value to the organisation and administration of The Region. Fortunately, the people on the region’s committee thought so too, and the rest is history.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Getting out, meeting people and representing the RPS in the process. Bringing likeminded people together, whether it be at an Event, Advisory Day, Photowalk, or Workshop to discuss learn and add to the colourful, [sometimes] dramatic and immersive experience that is Photography.
What advice would you have for anyone who may be considering volunteering for the RPS?
Volunteering in the region gets you involved with the RPS at a different level. You have a voice in the region, you get to help out with events and the organisation of the region, you get to represent the region/RPS at events and your camera club (if you belong to one), and you get to see how the RPS works, nuts and bolts. It’s really interesting, rewarding, and challenging. And, it doesn’t take up a lot of your time, unless you want it too. As the saying goes – the more you put in, the more you get out.