Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Trainee & Volunteer Page

The main thrust of what we do at Galgael is about empowering people within our community who find it difficult to get into work or who have difficulty in finding an outlet for their talent, creativity and positive energy. Working with natural materials within a supportive environment can be a powerful way of building on human potential and community values. Here are some images of the people who come through the doors of Galgael every day who inspire us as much as we inspire them.

Some of the lads celebrating, having earned a full bag of tools on finishing the course.
The first element of Navigate Life is aimed at gaining SVQ modules, then the participants go on to make a personal project which they can keep. Thirdly, we encourage them to give something back by helping out with some of our projects and in recognition for their efforts we give them a full bag of tools - now that they have learned the skills to use them.

Staff, volunteers and trainees loading an oak log onto the mobile sawmill. the wood will be used for a piece of public art to be sited in Arden, Glasgow.

Volunteer Keith Dolan at the tiller of "Orcuan on the Firth of Clyde.

Friday excursions are a popular element of Navigate Life. They are a way of getting people who don't have the means, to get out of the city and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. Here we are. on top of the world after having climbed the Wallace monument.