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I volunteer at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens which is run by Sheffield City Council and funded partly by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from F.O.B.S. Myself and other volunteers, F.O.B.S. etc. help out around the gardens doing gardening and other general maintanance projects including weeding, collecting leaves, mulching, pruning, planting etc. F.O.B.S. meet up pretty much every Wednesday... Read more
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Well, firstly, goodbye. I'm not 25 for much longer. I know this site is pretty much abandoned but I'm not sure where else to post this and don't really use Facebook any more.
Weirdly, I don't actually do much volunteering anymore. Anyone else found that? The lack of funding has made things almost impossible. A lot of groups and organisations don't appear to be mentioning this at all really... Read more
over 1 year ago
I agree with what you say lot of funding has stopped and its wasting a lot of young volunteers who have a good background of experiences but everyone is try to be positive about it !
NEET? excuse my ignorance what does this stand for. I've been volunteering at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield consistently since September 2008 and recently started doing a day every other week with the City Centre Gardening team. Throughout this time I've spent 2 years at College doing a NVQ2 and NPTC3 in Horticulture, between College and volunteering I've gained such a lot of invaluable practical... Read more
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The Term "NEET" is used to define young people 'Not in Education, Employment or Training'! It does not mention volunteering.