Success Stories

COVID-19 Volunteer Story – Creating a fresh new look

Mark started volunteering on the same day that he was contacted. His role was to create a new look for #ME website and social media platforms.
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Amira’s Story – GREAT Project

Since graduating in 2018 with a Business Management degree, Amira had done agency work but was looking for a full time permanent position Admin role.
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Sukhwinder’s Story – GREAT Project

Sukhwinder faced multiple barriers that prevented him from finding work, but he had had enough and decided to find support with the GREAT Project.
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Aimee’s Story – GREAT Project

Aimee wanted help to overcome the barriers to work she faced, as she was determined to return to work.
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Lynette’s Story – YES Project

Lynette, a 24 year old young adult, was unemployed at the time of joining the YES Project, and had goals she wanted to achieve. Lynette felt that to achieve those goals, she needed some support to help her find employment.
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Hannah’s Story – YES Project

Before joining the YES Project, 19-year old Hannah* had just successfully completed a traineeship at a leading course provider, but was looking for something to do next.
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Josh’s Story – GREAT Project

A tailored-made support package helps Josh find his dream job
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Shannon’s Story – GREAT Project

Support from the GREAT Project helps participant finds employment
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Getting into employment through volunteering

In August 2018 Mitzu joined VAL’s Voluntary Sector Support team as a volunteer.
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