Volunteer Case Study: Amy Pollard

We have just said goodbye to one of our amazing student volunteers Amy Pollard, a Sociology student from the University of Leeds who joined the Basis team over a year ago. She originally became involved in Basis through a voluntary internship, mainly supporting Basis Training and Education through a variety of tasks. After completing her three month placement, she stayed on an as a volunteer throughout the final year of her degree, helping out with monthly street outreach sessions and supporting in the office with admin duties on a weekly basis. After graduating this Summer, she will be moving to Sheffield in September to study nursing. We are very grateful for the hard work and commitment that Amy has dedicated to Basis Yorkshire during her time here and wish her the best of luck in the future!

Amy says…

“I just wanted to say thank you to you all for being so kind and friendly during my time as a volunteer. I have really enjoyed my time here. I am moving back to Sheffield to start a nursing course, and I really wouldn’t have got my place without the experience that I gained working with Basis Training and doing street outreach. I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped with my dissertation, I found out recently that I will be graduating with a 2:1 – I am so grateful for your assistance in making that happen. Basis has literally changed my life in some ways and I wasn’t expecting to meet such a lovely, kind and hard working group.”