I am happy to say that in November two new employees started working at Birmingham Friends of the Earth's building 'The Warehouse'.

The first is Mohammed Amin, who started as a maintenance volunteeer and is now our Maintenance Volunteer Support Worker. His wealth of experience in painting and decorating as well as his knowledge of volunteering make him ideal for the position. Amin will be working with our great cohort of maintenance volunteers, who are giving our old building the love and attention it needs. His main role will be to write references for volunteers who want to re-enter employment, train volunteers who want to increase their skillset and to plan and react to our many maintenance needs.

The second is John Nsiah, who started as a reception volunteer and is now our Admin Volunteer Support Worker. He has previously worked for CSV Environment and knows what it is like to be a volunteer. He is keen to improve the volunteer and visitor experience through more training and better organisation.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the building aesthetically or the things we do in it, then please get in contact.

Phil Burrows