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Student volunteering week is the 20th-26th Feb, and here at MHA we have the wonderful Work and Skills Wise and Pathway to Careers teams who can work with anyone, you don’t even have to be a MHA tenant. So if you are a student looking for a volunteering placement then get in touch.

Our work and Skills wise and Pathways to Careers teams can work with you and for you in getting volunteering placements. They can even work with you if you aren’t a Monmouthshire Housing association tenant.

It can be very hard to get into some placements, especially those such as private sector and private companies, the team can help take away the headache of finding a placement.

Work and Skill wise have helped many people into volunteering positions. They can offer a placement within MHA if we have that area of work for example- Admin, engagement, finance or even repairs and plumbing. If we do not have the relevant department within MHA then the team can work on your behalf to source a placement externally.

Josh was taking a part time Level two plumbing course at Coleg Gwent in Newport and whilst he was studying, he wanted to take the knowledge he had gained and put it into a practical setting. Cath helped him to find a volunteering placement within MHA in the Reactive repairs team. Josh enjoyed it so much that he extended his volunteering to two days a week. Josh completed his plumbing course and went onto find a job.

Kate was supported into a volunteering setting to help her gain the experience she needed in order to take on a university course. With the view of completing a Youth Justice Degree, Kate needed to complete 100 hours of volunteering. Cath liaised with the Monmouthshire Youth Service (MYs) and landed Kate a placement with them. Cath introduced Kate and settled her in with MYs. She did the volunteering over the summer holidays and got offered a place in Newport doing the Degree she wanted. Kate has won various awards for her efforts in volunteering and she is still doing the course and is thriving.

Well done to Kate, Josh and anyone else studying whilst volunteering.

If you are interested in a volunteer placement the get in touch. MHA tenants can call the Work and Skills Wise team on: 01495 745 765

And for non MHA tenants, call the Pathways to Careers on: 07812 060533

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