Heartfelt thank you to our volunteers! We want to say a big thank you to all your support.
Volunteer experience with Outdoors For You – volunteer Mariana Popa
With a background in mental health, I understand just how important spending time in nature is for our mental and physical wellbeing. I was drawn to Outdoors For You because of their mission to improve access to nature for people from different backgrounds.
Having worked with refugees and people seeking asylum in the past, I am aware that this population faces multiple barriers when it comes to building the confidence required to go outside and spend time in nature, and I am proud to be part of a team that offers opportunities for people to become more knowledgeable and confident to explore their surroundings. The drive and compassion displayed by the other members of OFY make it a great community to be part of.
The team goes to great lengths to meet the needs of the specific groups that we work with, and they always act in accordance with their values and mission statement. I look forward to all the activities we have planned for the new year and engaging with our community to help reduce feelings of loneliness and improve their confidence and resilience.