Syreeta is our amazing Membership and Receptionist Co-ordinator and is one of the first friendly faces you will see when you enter the Legacy building.
Since the government-imposed lockdown, Syreeta has been volunteering as a Digital Connector for The Mix. The Mix is a charity focused on supporting young people aged 25 years and under. As a Digital Connector, Syreeta provides one to one online support to young people in need of help, via her mobile or laptop.
“The day Legacy had to close it’s doors due to COVID19 was really sad for myself and the whole team. A knife incident had occurred in the high street that evening, which made a lot of young rush to Legacy for safety and that made me think about how a lot of young people in the borough really count on us to be there for them.
Myke, our head of youth work, mentioned that the Mix were looking for volunteers so I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to continue to support our young people during this uncertain time.”
I had to undertake two days of intensive training which really helped to develop my communication and problem solving skills and it has been so rewarding. The skills I have developed will also transfer well to my role at Legacy. I would fully recommend volunteering to anyone who wants to self develop and learn some transferrable skills.”
If you would to volunteer with The Mix, or with us here at Legacy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org