Volunteering? Go for IT says tenant Nathan Bennett
Nathan Bennett has taken on a new lease of life after taking up the chance of volunteering at the Wastesavers Reuse Centre in Newport. The former mechanic had been looking for an opportunity to take the first steps back into work. He mentioned his interest in learning more about computers to Charter’s Community Regeneration team. They got in touch with the Wastesavers Reuse Centre and he was welcomed on board as a new volunteer at the Wastesavers Reuse Centre, IT department. Nathan has been busy there since August, helping the team to refurbish computers which are sold on to the local community.
“I knew a bit about the basics of computer repairs, but I wanted to get more into the software side of things,” said Nathan.
“It has given me a buzz and made me a lot happier; I am doing something that I enjoy. I would like to get some proper qualifications to show what I can do. In the future, I would definitely like to be working with computers.” He added: “I would definitely recommend getting voluntary work to anyone to help people get back into a working mind.”
Gareth Clabon, IT Operations Manager for the Wastesavers Reuse Centre, said: “He has shown an aptitude for anything we have shown him and he is eager to learn more. He works well with everyone and has been a benefit to the company.”