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Scottish Fire And Rescue Service Heritage Centre

Posted by jamie on the 26 July 2013

Today I went along to the new Scottish Fire And Rescue Service Heritage Centre in Greenock. As I have a young person working with me on work experience for the next few weeks and as I believe good community practice cannot be learnt through reading but rather through practical experience; today we tagged along to the Trust Chit Chat project's outing. 

The project arranges meet-ups for individuals in Central and East Greenock aged 65+ who are at risk of social isolation. Today's meet up was to the new Scottish Fire And Rescue Service Heritage Centre located here the very heart of Greenock, Inverclyde at the Municipal Buildings. This museum is truly a local gem; rich in history, culture and a sense of pride for the Scottish Fire and Rescue men and woman that serve our country. 

For more information check out their website http://sfrheritagetrust.org 

For the images from the visit check out Trust Volunteering's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/trustvolunteering

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About Jamie

2014- Project Coordinator at a new community project in Wishaw

2013 - Youth Development Worker at Trust Volunteering Inverclyde, a project of Inverclyde Community Development Trust - aiming to improve the volunteering experience for organisations and individuals by breaking down barriers, increasing the number and broadening the range of individuals and organisations involved in volunteering, encouraging young people to volunteer, promoting the recognition of volunteering at local and national policy level.

2012- Graduate with Postgraduate Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies, Became a Muscovite sipped vodka whilst visiting the galleries of the Hermitage, St Petersburg (not really but I did do them at separate times). 

2011- University of St Andrews, Postgraduate Masters in Museum and Galleries Studies. Graduated BA Humanities & Social Sciences (Community Education), University of Strathclyde. University of Latvia (Latvijas Universitāte) course in Creative ESOL teaching

2010 - Volunteer Project Assistant at Glasgow Museums for ESOL Cultural Diversity Project University Placement. Winner of Museum Volunteer of the Year 2010 - Scotland Region, Marsh Christian Trust. Awarded the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's Young Scot of the Year Award 2010 for outstanding contribution to Scottish Society. Detached Youth Worker at Queens Cross Housing Association

2009 - Graduated from the University of Vienna (Universitšt Wien) with a Diploma in European Studies with Highest Distinction. Youth Assistant at UNICEF UK for University Placement

2008 - I gained my TEFL Certificate allowing me to teach English to non native speakers. Volunteered as an English Teacher at Şcoala Avram Iancu High School in Arad, Romania. Travelled around Europe with the heaviest bag ever!

2006 - Awarded UNICEF UK's 60th Anniversary Award for Youth Empowerment activism 

2005 - Delegate to the C8 Summit, Young People's alternative summit to the Glen Eagles G8 Summit. UNICEF UK Representative

2003-2005 Board Director at Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance

I believe in secularism, parliamentary democracy and believe strongly in the values of the United Nations and European Union.