Smartest volunteers in town

The smartest volunteers in town, that’s the claim of team members at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, thanks to a partnership with the Workways+ project.

Workways+Pembrokeshire, run by Pembrokeshire County Council, enjoys close relationships with the voluntary sector and the Heritage Centre is one very successful connection.

One of the centre volunteers is Wayne Robbins who joined Workways+ in December2019. As a carer he was looking for training courses to add to his CV when it was time to go back into work, along with volunteering experiences. While with Workways+, Wayne completed several courses including his food hygiene certificate, confidence building, minibus driving and attended Learning Pembrokeshire courses.

A local history course led Wayne to join the Heritage Centre volunteers where he quickly became a loyal, hardworking and valued team member, working in the coffee shop and helping visitors learn about the community’s history.

Wayne continues to work closely with his Workways Employment Mentor, Andrea Howard Lewis, and when the time came for new volunteer uniforms Workways+ were pleased to fund the cost as part of the ongoing close working ties with Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust.

The new uniforms include fleeces, polo shirts, café aprons and hi-viz jackets with the new Heritage Trust logos.

Workways+ is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

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