Aimee Coakley first came across the Hawksley “young vols” as a small child. She watched them working in her neighbourhood in Kings Norton in Birmingham and wanted to be one.
Thanks to that experience she has traveled as far afield as France and India, cleaned streets, helped people keep their gardens tidy and supporting friends and neighbours. Now she has a job because of her volunteer experience. Hers is just one of dozens of stories which explain why the Hawksley Young Volunteers were shortlisted for a Local Hearts Awards in October 2009. For more, listen to the podcast below.