“Our key feature on page 6 focuses on volunteering as a route into employment. This comes at a time when Volunteer Edinburgh are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the start of their employability programme.”
In 2005 a young graphics student was referred to Volunteer Edinburgh by his occupational therapist. He was incredibly anxious and paranoid. They thought volunteering might help build his confidence but he could only manage to be in the office for 15 minutes at most and couldn’t look us in the eye. 14 years later that same volunteer created a graphic illustration of his volunteering journey.