Profile – Lorraine Lawson

Having been out of work for over a year, I approached Freshwinds because I was looking for a local volunteering opportunity that I could walk to.

As a 49 year old looking for a new career direction, I was hoping to gain new skills, boost my CV and elevate my confidence levels.

Initially uncertain of the path I wanted to take, Freshwinds helped by offering to give me exposure to a variety of tasks. As a result, I became interested in the Evolutions of Health (EoH) project, which involves researching notable milestones in health and updating the EoH website.

What I most enjoy about volunteering at Freshwinds is the flexibility that they offer with regard to the hours that I spend here and the extent to which I am able to manage my own time. I would recommend Freshwinds to anyone looking to learn new skills or find their feet again within a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.