Volunteers are the lifeblood of Envision, playing an essential role in providing support, advice and encouragement to the Envision school teams as they create and deliver their community projects.
This year we have over 400 corporate volunteers helping us deliver Community-Apprentice in schools and, on top of that, we have around 70 corporate mentors helping teams develop skills for employment.
Being a team mentor is not your average volunteer experience because it’s not just about giving your time and sharing your experience. It’s about gaining a new perspective of young people, re-discovering what community means and about learning about yourself as an individual.
Being a Team Mentor has been an enlightening experience and unlike anything I’ve done before as a volunteer. It’s been so much fun working with my team and I’ve learnt as much from them as they have from me. Their enthusiasm for making positive change is just so infectious it just makes me want to get out and do more.