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Amy's volunteering journey
Every so often, we plan to share one of the many fantastic stories about some of the volunteers that our FVA team has supported.
This week, we want to shine a spotlight on Amy's volunteering journey:
"I've really benefitted from the aid and support of FVA during lockdown."
"Volunteering has allowed me to develop my own skills and confidence while maintaining a connection with the community. It has given me a real sense of purpose and a drive to keep moving forward despite the restrictions." - Amy
Amy, a recent graduate, was looking for a way to fill her time productively, remain active in the community whilst learning and developing new skills.
She met with FVA Volunteering Development Officer, Nicole, over a ‘socially distanced’ coffee and started to explore different opportunities.
Amy was looking for a combination of retail experience and heritage/museum-based work. She started volunteering with Oxfam and the Preservation Trust, both of which she has thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot.
This experience has allowed Amy to develop her interests and pursue this area for further study. It has enabled her to make contacts in relevant fields which should be a big help when applying for further study or related jobs.
Looking for opportunities to expand your skill-set? Why not consider volunteering?! Contact us to get started.