In light of the current public health issue, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Trainee & Volunteer Programme. Current placements have been suspended, and trainees and volunteers will be able to continue these once we re-open the programme.
We have also decided to close to new applications for placements until we know when we can re-open our services. We hope that this will not be for a sustained period of time. We understand that the current outbreak of COVID-19 is unsettling and it is important to take particular care of our mental health during this time. While our service is closed, we aim to share resources via social media and our website, so please do look out for these.
Recent Volunteer testimonials…
“Due to the nature of baking, the effects of the placement are quite tangible, [you] can actually see the improvement in people and skills. I felt able to teach other volunteers and trainees and pass on the skills I have learnt here.”
“Working in an office is not as fun as a small bakery!”
“I found the bakery balanced being a sociable and professional workplace very well. It has made me realise how supportive and enjoyable it can be to work!”
“I think it made me realize even more how you should involve yourself in community project[s] and how working with people with mental health is challenging and so enriching”