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Katherine began volunteering at FareShare Midlands as a means of building her portfolio of graphic design work, as she wished to pursue a career in the industry. Upon her arrival and welcome into the communications team, she was surprised at how much more she would gain from her volunteering role.;

Katherine began volunteering at FareShare Midlands in January 2023, after being recommended to join the charity by a friend

I had a friend who worked for both FareShare Midlands and FareShare UK for a period of time. I was talking to her about my dilemma of not having enough experience to get into Graphic Design and she told me about FareShare and how volunteers are a major part of the charity and you can volunteer in any role. I also knew some of what FareShare do as I previously worked for Central Co-op who donate their surplus food to FareShare.&rdquo


As a volunteer in the communications team, Katherine is involved in a range of activities, including: designing healthy eating resources, community food member case studies and impact reports, producing branded van design proposals and writing blog posts.;

Not only do I really enjoy the projects I work on, but I have also been able to produce many more examples of work for my portfolio and learnt a great deal.&rdquo


As well as this, Katherine is proud to be part of a team fighting hunger and waste, and finds the social element of volunteering at FareShare Midlands really enjoyable.;

Originally, I wanted to focus on getting more graphic design experience, but the more I learned about what FareShare do, the more I really understood the value of what this charity does. I really see the benefit of FareShares help across communities and it makes me proud to be a volunteer.;

I was pleasantly surprised at first at how I am treated as a member of the team, and how I was given freedom to share my ideas. I really enjoy talking to the friendly staff in the office.&rdquo


Our communications team are so grateful for the support Katherine provides to our wide range of work. There is so much we couldnt do without her!

I would highly recommend volunteering at FareShare Midlands. 10/10!&rdquo


If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us, visit: https://faresharemidlands.org.uk/join-our-team/volunteer-vacancies

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