Rodney, our MINT volunteer

2015-08-03 06:00:26 | Uncategorized

We thought it would be nice this week for you to read about Rodney Hoffman, who volunteers with the Customer Service Pre-Employment Project at MINT. Rodney is our only volunteer and supports our young people throughout each project, if you see him around then do say “hello”!

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Here is what Rodney has to say about himself…

“After a long career working in Electrical and Electronic trades in industry I decided to take a break. As one of my passions is the outdoors I became a volunteer for The Broads Authority and for a number of years was involved at Whitlingham Country Park. During this time I worked with groups of young adults and students, this led to me assisting with YMCA Training in Norwich as a Student Support Assistant.

I built some new links at YMCA Training which resulted in a new opportunity coming my way at MINT and was invited to join them as a Mentor and Student Support Assistant. I have been volunteering at MINT for about three and a half years helping out on various courses on the Customer Service Pre-Employment Project. During this time I have met some great young people and have seen many go forward into the world of work. I really enjoy talking to them, finding out about their hobbies and interests and assisting in any way I can during the workshops.

Through assisting at MINT I have also embarked on a new direction and am currently working part time at City College Norwich on a wide variety of courses but mostly Engineering, Electrical and Construction.”

 Rodney with YP Dunston Hall1

MINT Pre-Employment Co-ordinator, Adam Savvas, says “MINT really appreciates the time Rodney dedicates to the young people.  I have been working with Rodney for over 8 years and during this time I have always found him to have a gift of connecting with a wide range of young people in an enthusiastic and fun way. Rodney provides outstanding support when working one-to-one with young people and enhances the quality of the provision we provide at MINT.”

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