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How to gain career experience and give back to London’s youth

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“I’m looking for the next step to progress in my career. This is helping me get experience for that.” After his role at a bank was made redundant, Richard, 33, decided to pursue his passion for sport and nutrition. Taking the opportunity to go back to school, Richard earned his BSc in Sports Science and… Read more »

Celebrating volunteers like Curtis

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For our final volunteer profile in celebration of Volunteers Week, we have featured Curtis. Curtis began his Greenhouse Sports journey as a young table tennis player at Capital City Academy in North West London. Table tennis captivated him and, because he worked on his skills before and after school, his involvement also kept him from… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports Volunteer Week celebrates Shelana

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On 1 June, London sport consortium Burgess Sport gathered a group together to celebrate the special volunteers that make sport possible in the south London community. Greenhouse Sports Football Club (GSFC), based out of Burgess Park in Peckham, was in attendance following another successful season and put forward volunteer Shelana Hodge as their choice for… Read more »

Highlighting our volunteers for Volunteers Week 2016

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As Volunteers Week continues, Greenhouse Sports is highlighting a few of the dedicated volunteers who help ensure our outstanding sport programmes run smoothly. Over the past year, 91 people have volunteered in coaching or admin capacities for a total of over 2800 hours. Here, we highlight Steve A.: a volunteer with Greenhouse Sports Football… Read more »

Volunteer’s Blog: Ravin Mehta

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Occupation: Company Director I have been volunteering at Bushey Academy Table Tennis Club on Monday nights since last September. The Head Coach at Bushey, Vidal Graham, suggested I come and help out as my son is a participant. Vidal made me realise that although I’m not great at table tennis, there were other areas in… Read more »

Volunteer’s Blog: Mike Canfield

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Occupation: Fund Manager I have volunteered as a swimming coach with the Special Educational Needs (SEN) multisport club at St Paul’s Girls’ School for around five years. I was first introduced to the charity when I went to the annual dodgeball tournament and got talking to CEO Michael (de Giorgio), and some of the coaches… Read more »

Volunteer’s Blog: David Mirga

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Occupation: Contract Appointer for a claims compensation company I have been volunteering every other week and on some Saturdays at the volleyball programme at Ernest Bevin College, Wandsworth. I got involved with the charity because my close friend Lucio Semedo, who coaches at Greenhouse London Pioneers basketball team, was in a same situation as me… Read more »

Volunteer’s Blog: Mary Ellen

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Since last September I have been volunteering every Wednesday afternoon for the Greenhouse Sports basketball programme at Quintin Kynaston (QK) Academy. Previously a coach and referee for London Sports and South Hampstead High School I knew vaguely of the charity through a good friend of Mike di Giorgio (Greenhouse Sports CEO) and finally met him… Read more »

Volunteer’s Blog: Angus Warren

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Occupation: Executive Director in Real Estate & Services at Nomura International Plc For the last 14 months I have been volunteering on Thursday afternoons at the after-school table tennis club at Morpeth School in Bethnal Green. I became involved with the charity because I am a strong believer in the aims of Greenhouse Sports – the… Read more »

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