Storeroom2010 is an independent furniture re-use charity on the Isle of Wight. The organisation enables impoverished and disadvantaged families to be able to affordably furnish their homes thereby improving their quality of life.  Read Stewart’s journey as a volunteer with the island charity:

Stewart joined Storeroom2010 as a volunteer in 2015. Storeroom Education went on to offer him training. Over a relatively short period of time, Stewart has now acquired two qualifications: NOCN Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction and NOCN Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery in Construction. He is working towards NOCN Level 2 in Carpentry & Joinery in Construction. Stewart has shown he can work on complex projects and has an ability to plan and design on-site works. His eœorts and dedication to supporting charity and social enterprise projects at Storeroom Education are second to none.

Continued good progress saw Stewart start training as a Teaching Assistant. He has now begun his first paid job in two years with an activity workshop in furniture restoration and recycling. This includes drop in sessions that learners can take part in. Stewart has also now completed his Award in Education and Teaching. Being trained in NOCN approved courses allows him to provide accredited courses. Stewart is hard working and dedicated. Storeroom Education’s long term plan is to develop Stewart into a tutor and integrate him as a fully established member of the teaching team.

Alongside his paid job, Stewart continues to volunteer at Storeroom2010