THE WRITE STUFF
teers, conducts orientation and interviews for new volunteers, liaises with parents, books children into workshops and creates and leads workshops.
He also works as a tutor and is about to start a teaching degree.
Some might baulk at the lower pay offered by charitable organisations but Mr Mr New said a job that made you happy was worth having.
“I would infinitely prefer to be loving every second of my working day and have a little less disposable income or time than work a job I hate,’’ he said.
“Over the last 12 months I’ve been working one-onone with two young girls dealing with non-speaking autism. They come in and write the most mature, beautiful, heartbreaking and important pieces by pointing out letters one at a time on a letter board.
“They’ve brought me to tears many times ... working with them has profoundly changed me on a personal level. I can actively see the change we’re making.”