Millie developed her skills quickly when she joined Barnardo’s as a volunteer, after becoming a volunteer to make the best use of her time during the pandemic. She is a fast and determined learner and embraced the volunteer training to make sure that she could be the best volunteer possible. She bonded with her mentor and pushed herself out of her comfort zone. The service could completely rely on Millie throughout the pandemic and the young people warmed to her thanks to her caring, happy manner. Her contributions have not only made a difference to her development, but also to the development of the service. She has learnt how to plan and deliver sessions and understands the individual needs of each young person, tailoring the sessions so that they can have the best experience. Millie now wants to pursue a career working with children with special educational needs thanks to her volunteering experience, and has been offered a job with Barnardo’s.
- Central England – Jessica Forbes
- Cymru and South West – Sophie Moore
- North England – Meggan Hunter
- Northern Ireland & Scotland – Beth Gilbert