Meet the Volunteers: Patrick Narine

Over the next few months the King’s Cross Story Palace team will be sharing the experience of some of the wonderful volunteers on the project who are giving up their valuable time, skills and expertise to support the project.

In this blog post we hear from Partick Narine who has been volunteering on the project since October 2017. Patrick has been a fantastic volunteer and it has been really great to have him as part of the team during the last few months.

You can read all about Patrick’s experience of volunteering below: 

I am a part-qualified Association of Accounting Technicians student at the Technician Level and a deferred Birkbeck College, University of London part-time evening student who will be reading for the four-year- BSc Community Development and Public Policy degree from October 2018.

On behalf of the King’s Cross Story Palace team, as an Administration and Marketing Volunteer I have been using the internet to research organisations that may establish themselves in the King’s Cross Development/Regeneration area and to provide information on the events that are occurring currently in this neighbourhood and in the future. I have also been gathering information concerning the type of housing currently being planned and built as part of the regeneration of the King’s Cross neighbourhood.

You might find the links below useful if you are interested in finding out more:

Camden’s housing strategy 2011-2016

King’s Cross Community Google Map

King’s Cross Residential Development Information

Mayor of London Planning Permission Map

The opportunity to learn to how to update the project’s web based, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Capsule Database was an extremely interesting and valuable rewarding experience, which I enjoyed being involved in, especially because my supervisor who had trained me was very supportive and knowledgeable in the use of this fantastic software.

I have also enhanced my knowledge and gained a greater understanding of the King’s Cross  community through participating in a tour of the local area.  I also summarised the feedback received from the participants who had accompanied me on this expedition and attended other events. I enjoyed meeting and interacting with other people to gain further information on the history of the King’s Cross area as well as current and future developments.  

My experience has been immensely useful and valuable for my degree, CV and future volunteer opportunities and employment roles, and thus I recommend you to volunteer for this brilliant organisation if you are given an opportunity to do so, now or in the foreseeable future!