I joined the Freedom Project because I was interested to find out how it worked. My main motivation was to try and find a job, as I haven’t had paid work for ten years now.
I really enjoy working all the time instead of sitting at home doing nothing. As well as the work, the job club and the different courses have been good for me. I’ve studied English, I.T. and gained a Level 1 certificate in Warehousing and Storage. The people around me at Mustard Tree are great: I love working here and I’ve learned a lot.
When I first started volunteering I worked on the warehouse team and then moved onto the Facilities Management Team. Now I am the Team Supervisor for the Facilities Management Team, which involves helping new volunteers to learn the different tasks they need to do. I get on well with the other volunteers and enjoy the responsibility. However, I’m still trying to find that job! As much as I love it here, I really want to find paid work.