Volunteer - Rhea Smith
|GE Business:||GE Aviation|
|Work Location:||Fanblade shop, Caerphilly|
About your job
I have completed my business administration apprenticeship and was successful in applying for a permanent position in the business. I now works as operation support in the fanblade shop at GE Aviation Wales.
GE Volunteer activities
I support the Caerphilly Miners Project, a local volunteering project which aims to refurbish and restore a derelict hospital into a centre for the community. As a site we organise the Caerphilly 3 Peaks Challenge, cake sales, alongside 'clean up' days in the local community. I also coordinate the Maths Mentoring programme here at Wales, alongside another colleague. Over 25 mentors visit local schools to support foundation students with their mathematic skills and knowledge. A significant percentage of students who are predicted a GCSE grade D or below, achieve a C or above due to the support of the mentors.
Why you volunteer
I volunteer because I like to help and improve the local community. I really enjoy seeing smiling faces as a result of the time, hard work and commitment I have put into each project. I feel a great sense of achievement when starting a project, seeing it progress and making positive steps to supporting the community.
Favourite volunteer project
My favourite project has got to be the Caerphilly Miners Project. Since becoming project leader, I have volunteered for bag packs, sporting events and local fairs, as well as cake sales and the Caerphilly 3 Peaks Challenge in order to raise as much money as possible to restore the hospital into a local community centre.
I love to travel! Seeing different parts of the world is one of the things I love to do!
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 80 or 20. Anyone who keeps learning stays young