Ben's Story

Phil's Story - Reach Newark and Flower Pod volunteer

Phil has been volunteering with Reach for four years. He started as a volunteer at Reach Newark, taking on responsibility for tasks such as setting up and clearing classrooms before and after sessions. As his skills developed and he grew in confidence, he asked to take on more responsibility and extended his volunteering to Flower Pod Southwell and, more recently, Flower Pod Newark. At both of the Flower Pod sites he undertakes gardening tasks and acts as a peer mentor to other clients.

Phil loves the social aspect of volunteering and the chance to learn new skills – he enjoys passing on his knowledge of gardening and showing others how hard work can bring about great results in the garden.

I have made lots of good friends volunteering at Reach. It is very important and I like feeling useful.” Phil

“Phil is always keen to help others and is a genuinely kind person. He is a great ambassador for Reach and enjoys introducing new volunteers to the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available.”

Wayne, Volunteer Manager