On 2018 I was determined to resume my career in the environmental sector after being involved in different projects over the past few years.
I decided then to get involved as a VO in the Richmond Green Gym with Chloe as a Project Officer. To be honest, at the beginning I didn’t know what the project was about; I could only think of people jogging while carrying saplings and spade lifting exercises. The reality, of course, was way more exciting when I met an incredibly friendly bunch of volunteers who put their time and effort together every week to make the most of Meadway Orchard and Mereway Nature Park, just where I wanted to be! Quickly I felt part of the group, learning loads both from the volunteers and TCV stuff, trying not to miss any activity or training because they were all my motivation.
Sadly, Chloe handed her notice in January. She encouraged me to apply for the vacancy and I succeed in the process so there I was, doing something I always loved so much as a job. Later in the year the Isleworth Green Gym came up so now I’m lucky enough to spend at least two days a week on project, keep learning a lot everyday, improve green spaces all around London as well as work with amazing volunteers and colleagues.
TCV has made such an incredible difference to me, hopefully this will continue for a long time!