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Star Volunteer Award 

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Star Volunteer Opportunity Award, February 2017

Congratulations and well done to Valero & Poplar Harca!

EECF recently brokered a volunteer opportunity with apprentices from Poplar Harca and staff at Valero. Valero staff delivered an employment workshop for the young apprentices, gave them a tour of their head office in Canary Wharf and provided mock interviews. It was an amazing day and both the apprentices and volunteers from Valero benefitted from the opportunity.

The feedback from the apprentices was very positive and Riaz Ullah, Project Assistant from Poplar Harca said “The goal was to help our young people build confidence, share interview tips and techniques and take part in a one to one mock interview with real life employers. All of the young people we supported have significant barriers in their lives which are preventing them from gaining or sustaining employment. What stood out the most for me was the ability of our young people to work as a part of a team and complete the tasks given”

Image: Volunteers from Valero giving interview instructions to a young apprentice

Poplar HARCA (Housing and Regeneration Community Association) is a housing association in the East End of London. It is the landlord of about 9,000 homes in the Poplar area and does a lot of work in the community including delivering an Apprenticeship scheme for East End Community Foundation.

Congratulations and well done to all involved!

If you have any opportunities that you would like volunteers for, please contact Tracey Primus, Community Engagement Manager: You could be our next Star Volunteer Opportunity award recipient!




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