Kyle O’Gorman

A repeat volunteer

25 October 2022 | All News

Kyle found himself homeless before he was referred to his first VIY project at Blackley Cricket Club through the Hatch programme with UK Youth. He’d then leave at 7am to catch 2 buses to be on site with VIY for 9am, volunteering extra time when projects ran over to build more experience.

Thanks to our regional programmes with the GMCA & Lancashire Cricket Foundation and Persimmon Homes, he volunteered on 5 projects across Manchester and Liverpool building his skills, confidence and work-readiness, along with 3 all-important City & Guilds Entry Level 3 accreditations. He was voted Volunteer of the Month by Lancashire Cricket Foundation, receiving tickets to a cricket match at Old Trafford, and spoke in front of 80+ people at a stakeholder event in Bury.

Our progressions team supported Kyle with multiple job opportunities before he settled into new living arrangements and he even started his own construction TikTok account to show off his work with VIY!

Here’s what he had to say about volunteering with VIY: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at VIY, the project has come out really well, and looks so much different to how it started. Construction is something I want to go into now.”