Starting a new chapter this September? Consider learning a new skill by volunteering
The holiday season is over. The leaves are starting to change colour. It's time to go back to school. It's definitely September!
As I write this, I am preparing to help heritage colleagues at the Heritage Craft Alliance Heritage Skills event in Yorkshire. We have a successful skills training programme and ever keen to spread the word about the benefits of volunteering, I thought I'd lend a hand. My opinion is, it's never too late to start learning, and September always make me think of learning a new skill or trying my hand at something new.
Volunteering can help you try something new and discover hidden talents you never knew you had! Just lately I have met a number of volunteers interested in various roles, and many have ended up doing a different role to the one we originally started discussing! So if like me, September signals the start of a desire to try something new, take a look at our volunteering pages. It could be the start of a new chapter.
To finish this month, I promised you last time news on an exciting new opportunity. Well the best things come to those who wait, and this is no exception! There are plans for a boat:lockage project for all you gongoozlers out there (those of us who love to spend lazy hours watching boats) starting in spring 2016, but we are just tweaking the final details. I do promise to share this with you as soon as I can, until then enjoy the autumn colours starting their show along the canals and rivers......
Amanda is a volunteer coordinator for the Technical Team within the Trust. Whether it’s finding a student for a long-term placement with the environment team or assisting the hydrology team with a team of volunteers to count boat movements, she can be counted on to find the right people for the role. Amanda joined the Trust in July 2012 and previously worked as the Volunteer Leader in the East Midlands. She has worked at other charities in people engagement roles, but is at her happiest besides the water.See more blogs from this author