Through Apex Dumfries I have volunteered with a variety of organisations; Annan Fisheries, Scottish National Heritage (SNH), the Barony College and Allanton Peace Sanctuary. During this time I have learnt many new skills either on the job or through specific courses.
At SNH and Annan Fisheries we built walkways, stiles and finishing huts. At the Barony I helped build pathways and animal enclosures. Working at Allanton we worked in the garden and did some painting and decorating. They also provided excellent lunches made from fresh home grown produce. It is a lovely place to work where you can enjoy the peace and relaxed environment.
Through courses sponsored by Annan Fisheries and SNH I completed courses and got a PA6AW certificate for knapsack spraying. I also got certificates for brush cutting and strimming. During this time I also completed a First Aid course and got a CSCS green card, which is required for working in the building trade.
During my time with Apex I have received fantastic help and support, and made many good friends. Now I am moving onto pastures new, I want to thank everyone at Apex Dumfries for the great experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone and hope that you continue to go from strength to strength.