We Are 10: Meet Amy and Timothy

Posted on June 15, 2015

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We kicked off our 10th Birthday celebrations last week with an event at Falkland Palace, which is cared for by our partners the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment Annabelle Ewing joined our CEO to visit the property and meet some of our past and present volunteers. You can find out more about the visit here.

The National Trust for Scotland is one of our biggest partners, and Amy, the Trust’s Volunteer Coordinator was a ProjectScotland volunteer in 2005. Her early experience of volunteering shaped her career, now she manages the property volunteer positions that the Trust offers (don’t worry, she doesn’t carry that gardening implement around with her everywhere!) Amy says; “ProjectScotland made such a difference to my life – it helped me get into postgraduate studies and then into employment in the heritage sector.  I’ve benefited so much from volunteering, it’s great that I can now help other young people develop their skills and experience by finding the right placement for them.”

IMG_5669Timothy, a current ProjectScotland volunteer, contacted us looking for a role that would teach him new skills, keep him outdoors, and give him the opportunity to help others. Right now you can find him taking on the role of Gardens Assistant on the grounds of Falkland Palace. (Last week you could find him using a wheelbarrow as a handy photo-prop.)  Timothy is one of over 300 young people who have volunteered with the National Trust for Scotland through ProjectScotland.

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