Hi my name is Vicky and I have been volunteering with The Friends of Dawley Park for just under a year and found out about the opportunity through working with Job Box.
Vicky spotted the advert which was originally for a volunteer to help with coordination but decided to get involved with the environmental side after making contact with the team.
During her time with the group, she has helped install the bicycle planters and the trough planters, helped with lots of weeding and has supported community events held in the park i.e. the musical picnic and giving information out on Dawley Day. Vicky initially got involved in voluntary work to make a difference and to get out of her flat more. This in turn, has helped build her confidence and work on her depression and anxiety that she sometimes suffers with. Most recently Vicky has completed First Aid training so is the group's First Aider and is now looking at other training that she could take part in that would benefit herself but also the group.