It’s Exams Results Day! Glasgow Wood Recycling is proud to be a supporter of the #NoWrongPath campaign – celebrating the range & diversity of career paths in Scotland.

Established in 2017 by DYW Glasgow, the #NoWrongPath campaign aims to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people who are receiving their exam results. ​Some young people may be disheartened by their exam results – so the aim is to show young people that you don’t have to take a straight, obvious or traditional path to employment.

One way of gaining valuable work experience is by volunteering for a cause you are interested in. Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills and gain experience in an industry you might be interested in.
  • Grow in confidence. Volunteering can give you the chance to try something new and build a sense of achievement.
  • Meet new people. Volunteering can help you meet all different kinds of people, make new friends, grow your network and help you feel part of a community.
  • Make a difference. By volunteering, you can make a valuable contribution to the community around you.
  • Improve your CV. Volunteering is a great way to improve your CV and shows that you have a commitment to work and learning new skills.

Need more convincing? Here’s some of the feedback we’ve had from our volunteers at Glasgow Wood Recycling.

“I enjoy all the aspects of volunteering at GWR. It’s given me a new interest and I feel like I can contribute to the work here. I have learned new skills with power tools and various different woodwork techniques.” Liam
“It’s made a big difference for me. 110%, without a shadow of a doubt. It’s going outside of your comfort zone – when you go and explore another field. I’ve learnt a lot – It’s great to be able to pick up a tool and you know how to use it.” Williams
“I think there’s a strong sense of community here. People are working together for shared goals. There’s space for lots of different people to be here. It feels valuable just to be an individual that might have different skills and different understandings of things.” Merle
“We’re not all skilled, a lot of us are volunteers so there’s no great expectation that you’re going to do it perfectly. I like that. There’s no pressure on you. You just try to do your best and when you complete something it’s always a good sense of achievement.” John

Find out more about volunteering opportunities near you:

https://www.nowrongpath.scot/volunteering

https://www.volunteerscotland.net/

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