Young Ambassador takes on new role as a volunteer
Are you a Young Ambassador looking to
build upon your previous experience and gain new skills?
Find out how Vikky Howells took her involvement with The Trust to
the next level as a
Vikky Howells, from Newport in South Wales has just signed up as
a Prince’s Trust volunteer having been involved with The Trust
since she took part in the Enterprise programme in 2009. Vikky had
always wanted her own business and when her previous job could no
longer meet her childcare needs, she decided that it was the right
time to try.
After attending the Enterprise
programme, Vikky received support to set-up Premier Logistics
Solutions (Ltd), a recruitment and training company for logistics,
which recently celebrated its first successful year of trading.
In 2010, Vikky became a Young Ambassador for The Trust.
This role gave her the opportunity to speak at events, addressing a
variety of people including HRH The Prince of Wales, donors and
other young people. These experiences helped Vikky improve her
communication skills and build upon her confidence, which she
believes was massively fulfilling. Vikky told us:
My main motivation was to help provide
direction and guidance to other struggling young people that need
help from organisations such as The Trust.”
Vikky is passionate about making a difference and believes that
just getting through to one young person is completely worth
Vikky enjoyed her experience as a Young Ambassador so much,
she has now decided to become a volunteer for The Prince’s
Trust so she can take her involvement to the next level. Being
a Young Ambassador gave her a great sense of accomplishment which
she wanted to build upon by becoming a volunteer for The Trust.
Vikky told us:
“The great thing about volunteering is that it
gives you a chance to learn new skills; meet new people; work in
different environments and support the community. The training for
volunteering with The Trust was friendly and relaxed with online
modules, practical games and group discussions.”
Vikky is full of enthusiasm for her new role and is looking
forward to being matched to her first mentee as a volunteer