HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE CIRCLE?
I had heard about what was happening at the circle firstly through our Eco-Abertay staff at University, who told me of what was happening up at the old Dewar’s House, I had then been notified through the staff at the Student Association of the volunteering opportunities that where becoming available, as the staff where aware I was looking for something to do over summer.
It’s great to see these projects rising up especially in Dundee at present with communities no longer sitting waiting on help but pro-actively seeking and creating opportunities, through the work being done in Strathmartine and Lochee, and now with the Circle people who may not have had a chance to shine now do and its thanks to the dedication of people like Kirsty and others who create and give up their time for these ventures to start.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
The biggest reason for volunteering for me is gaining experience, and I am definitely about constantly challenging myself to achieve new goals and doing new things, I think it’s great as volunteering enables us to gather some experience so when it comes to applying for jobs in the future they can see a vast array of experience that you have gained.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE CIRCLE?
The variety is what makes it interesting to me, although only here for short periods of time, the days can be very different depending on what’s happening in the building, the tenants are all very warm friendly people and always stop for a chat, the staff they employ are just the same, then the visitors these can brighten up your day and are always a joy to welcome to the building, it has a real community feel to the space and its always great to be part of a community.
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE CIRCLE?
I would hope to bring a warm inviting personality to the reception a can do attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile whatever the circumstance, I believe the receptionist or first contact should always be the one who makes you feel welcome and at ease, and hopefully that’s what I do.
If you are interested in any volunteering opportunities at The Circle please contact Paul