One of our companions Kevin started volunteering weekly at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster a few months ago helping with gardening, mainly weeding, pruning, planting, putting manure on flower beds, and sowing seeds if the weather is good!

Kevin was looking for an opportunity to get him outdoors and socialising, as he explains:

“I’m not really a social person and needed to get out of the house. Volunteering at the city farm has really helped. I’ve made a few friends outside of the Emmaus Bristol community and volunteering has helped to broaden my mind. It really does help with my wellbeing and mental health. It’s not easy work but it’s very good and I like it.”

Since being at Emmaus Bristol, our support team sign-posted Kevin to OISC-compliant legal advice to help register as a British citizen. Kevin’s mother is British, so it’s something he was always eligible for but never got for various reasons. Now that he can apply for his British passport, Kevin hopes to start making plans to leave Emmaus Bristol and recently met with our move-on volunteer Ann to chat about how he can do this.