Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Connor starting volunteering with BYHP. As you can see from his post on the 3rd June 2017, during Volunteers Week, he has covered a number of roles with us and we don't know what we would do without him. An excerpt of his blog is below.
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for all his hard work and support. We also noticed he did not mention it in his blog, so we wanted to congratulate him again for winning the Young Volunteer of the Year award at this years Banbury Town Council Awards on Tuesday 9th May.
WELL DONE & Thank You!
An excerpt of connors blog
I'm Connor, and I have been volunteering with BYHP for almost two years. It has been an amazing adventure, and I want to share my experience of volunteering with you.
I first got involved with BYHP while I was between jobs; I wanted to put my availability at the time to good use, and BYHP struck me as a good cause. In truth, I wasn't sure quite what to expect, or how I could be useful before joining. But the team here was incredibly welcoming, and I quickly discovered I had a lot more to offer than I thought. More than that I was able to see first hand the impact that BYHP was having on people's lives and knew that this was something important.
Initially, my role at BYHP involved supporting the admin staff with various day to day tasks. A tonne goes on behind the scenes in any organisation; there's always something fun happening and being able to support the processes that enable BYHP to achieve the things it does is very fulfilling. In time I also transitioned into supporting the Unlocking Potential program and Job Club; this involved working directly with the young people. It was here that I was most surprised with myself.
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