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Micky’s experience – Volunteering

Micky first started volunteering at Westfield Farm as he was seeking the opportunity to gain confidence, experience and ultimately he wanted to get a job in gardening.

Alongside volunteering, Micky took the initiative and worked hard gaining qualifications in Emergency First Aid at Work, Manual Handling and COSHH through our training programme.

He really flourished as a Garden Volunteer so Micky was encouraged to apply for a work placement at Westfield Farm helping with the day-to-day running of the whole facility and in addition to that, he went on to successfully gain employment as a Seasonal Garden Maintenance Operative for our Neighbourhoods Team!

Micky’s journey is a great example of the opportunities that can be taken advantage of whilst volunteering. He thoroughly recommends our volunteer services to help people with their confidence, meeting new people, learning new roles, and getting a job you love within a great team.

Micky said: “I love my new job, getting to meet people and help them keep gardens and communities tidy. I work in an excellent team with who I get on really well  – working with them all is a pleasure!

“I would absolutely recommend volunteering with Beyond Housing because it has given me more confidence working around other people and it’s developed my skills by giving me the chance to work in new roles. Without their help and support I wouldn’t have been able to apply for a seasonal job within the company –  and further to that, I’m now developing even more new skills such as working with garden machinery as I am progressing onto open space garden work.”