I moved to Plymouth in 2013 and was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm created within the communities in Plymouth. Following the move here I returned to study, and soon discovered my liking for Peoples living History and started to integrate in to volunteering in the community sector. It wasn’t long before I discover Stonehouse Timebank and its partnership project 100 Homes. The concept of swapping skills is a very refreshing outlook in our materialistic society, it breaks down barriers and allows friendships to form on a different level. Assisting people to learn something new or helping people can be very fulfilling and mean so much to all involved.
Getting involved with the community through volunteering and work, I can honestly say has been one of the most rewarding roles I have experienced. My role as administrator at Timebank SW has enabled me to grow personally, but also to develop new links citywide for the Timebank SW team, by being the glue between all the staff and the office based in Whitleigh.
On a personal level I enjoy many creative pastime, but also am passionate about my studies at Plymouth University where I continue to research my passion for putting the Communities Voice in to the archives of History.