Throughout Lockdown, our relationships with clients have been what has kept us going through what is likely to be one of the hardest times our industry has and might face. We have been chatting to our clients, friends, and people we respect in the industry to get their take on what has kept them going. how their business has worked it way through the challenge and what they think it will be like coming out the other side.

Today, we chatted with Tim Reading, Founder of Community Interest Company Volunteer it Yourself

Have a look what Tim had to say here

VIY combines DIY and volunteering by challenging young people aged 14-24 who are unemployed, NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) or at risk of becoming NEET to help refurbish and improve youth clubs, grassroots sports clubs, community buildings and facilities whilst learning vocational trade skills and employability skills on the job.

At the heart of the VIY model, young people are mentored by, and work alongside, professional tradespeople who share their skills. To date, more than 900 tradespeople have volunteered as VIY mentors.

The improvements to sports clubs and communities has a knock-on and long-lasting legacy to the individuals who use the facilities and those who take part in the facility refurbishment/improvement projects.

Have a look what Tim had to say here