April 12, 2021

Volunteering has given James a priceless good feeling

The experience that James has gained through New Leaf has enabled him to start to look towards the future and make plans, which is something he felt unable to do previously.

After caring for his father for several years, James from Middlewich felt the time was right for him to move forward with his life and find a job. After finding out about New Leaf from his doctor and joining the programme he has never looked back.

New Leaf was able to offer James a tailored package of support including 1-2-1 mentoring, training and advice and volunteering opportunities.

James says:

“I have improved my maths and IT skills thanks to New Leaf, the volunteering with Community Voluntary Services for the toy appeal has given me a purpose. It allowed me to do something good and give back to the community and gave me a priceless good feeling. I have also managed to gain employment with Leighton Hospital in bank administration. The project overall has greatly improved my confidence”.

James feels that it’s because the New Leaf staff are experienced and professional that makes the programme exceptional and believes that he would not have been able to achieve any of the things he has without them.

James said that:

“All the support I received was fantastic, second to none. It’s my first experience of receiving support of this kind I feel amazing and I would certainly recommend New Leaf to others without any doubt”.


David Johnson , New Leaf Volunteer Coordinator said:

“James was exceptional. He was eager to help the community. He got stuck into his role and really made a huge difference.”

If you have been inspired by James’s story and would like our help and support to move forward with your life and find a job , then why not sign up to New Leaf  today .

New Leaf can help you to gain the qualifications, skills and volunteering experience to help you move closer to securing employment

New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.


New Leaf Lottery Funded