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Volunteering since 2018

10 Jan, 2022

I started volunteering at Kingswood Trust in 2018 …I’d given up my teaching job and wanted to give something back to the community that would benefit the children of Wolverhampton. Being a person who enjoys the outdoors and isn’t afraid of hard work, this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

On my first session, I was made to feel very welcome by the other volunteers, although I wasn’t expecting to be dissecting and analysing owl pellets… you’re never quite sure what tasks will need to be completed.

I soon became an expert at clearing nettles.

Volunteer sessions were every three or four weeks until Lockdown. A lack of visitors meant that there were now twice weekly sessions for the volunteers to tackle bigger jobs. Kingswood Trust won a huge lottery grant early in 2021 for the Nature4All project which was an opportunity to engage more young adults to volunteer. This has been a great success and the new “youngsters” have brought new energy, enthusiasm and friendships to the team and we all try to learn from each other.

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The changes that have taken place at Kingswood Trust in the last eight months have been astounding and many returning visitors (adults and children) comment on the improvements to the environment and general accessibility. It has been a pleasure to have been part of the team at such a transformational time for Kingswood.

Written by: Jenny Short, Volunteer, The Kingswood Trust.

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The Kingswood Trust
Holyhead Road
Kingswood
Wolverhampton
WV7 3AP
Tel: 01902 558132
Email: Kingswood@wolverhampton.gov.uk
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