"Over the summer I have been volunteering one day a week at LandWorks, it's the day I look forward to every week, the people are lovely, hardworking, dedicated and have a genuine passion to help.
While volunteering I have learned a whole range of skills from communication to practical ones. I enjoy joining in with projects and getting stuck in, no matter where you come from or where you are going you are not judged, you are treated equally. This creates a brilliant mindset for those reintegrating into society. Creating a positive mindset that restores faith in themselves and society, creating amazing opportunities for them and their families."
Learning pottery skills
"Everyone I speak to at LandWorks are creating futures for themselves, not one that someone has told them they should pursue but one they want.
Whether that be going to university to do engineering, studying agriculture, starting a landscaping company, woodwork, pottery or starting a family, all these things that once were never dreamed of can and will be achieved with the support and confidence found at LandWorks. LandWorks has a strong caring team with great resources, this team see their role as more than just a job, everyone goes above and beyond.
The minute you walk through the doors you feel welcome and feel you are making a difference to somebody else and yourself."
"I know the experience I got from volunteering at LandWorks will benefit me in the future. Not only will it look good on my CV, it has taught me skills I wouldn’t learn anywhere else. Volunteering has had a big impact on me and I hope that it will continue to shape my views the longer I volunteer.
I cannot recommend volunteering at LandWorks enough, I look forward to going and will continue to go throughout the academic year."
Market gardening skills
Landscaping and woodwork skills