Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford


Case Study: Jordan’s remarkable journey - from student to award-winning volunteer

This case study explores the inspiring journey of Jordan, a Telford College student who has transformed his educational experience and made significant contributions to his community. Jordan’s story is a testament to resilience, dedication, and the positive impact of community involvement.


Jordan, a profoundly deaf 16-year-old, had a challenging secondary education experience due to his low confidence in speaking and listening. His educational journey took a positive turn when he joined Telford College’s Prince’s Trust programme, designed to enhance young people’s opportunities for employment, education, or training.

Educational Transformation

Jordan’s transition to Telford College marked a significant change in his life:

- Supportive learning environment: Initially nervous, Jordan quickly adapted thanks to the support of a tutor who signs in British Sign Language. This enabled him to fully access the curriculum and participate in all college activities.

- Building confidence: The inclusive environment helped Jordan gain confidence, allowing him to contribute to lessons, engage in group discussions, and make new friends.

- Academic enthusiasm: Jordan discovered a passion for art and is excited about continuing his educational journey, reflecting a newfound enthusiasm for learning.

Community involvement

Jordan’s commitment to his community is exemplified by his volunteer work:

- Community mascot: For the past 18 months, Jordan has volunteered as ‘Mawley the Lawley Mole,’ attending local events to support community projects. His involvement includes community safety events, festive celebrations, summer festivals, and the King’s Coronation celebration.

- Teaching line dancing: Alongside his family, Jordan teaches line dancing at the Lawley Village Line Dance Club. This initiative encourages community members to meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun, showcasing Jordan’s leadership and community spirit.

Recognition and awards

Jordan’s exceptional contributions did not go unnoticed:

- Outstanding Young Citizen Award: Jordan was honoured at the High Sheriff of Shropshire’s Outstanding Young Citizen Awards, receiving the borough of Telford & Wrekin shield and the area’s senior winner’s trophy.

- Role model:  Jordan is celebrated as a fantastic role model for his peers, demonstrating what can be achieved through dedication and community involvement.

Impact on future aspirations

Jordan’s achievements at Telford College have set a solid foundation for his future:

- Career preparedness: The skills and confidence Jordan has gained through his educational and volunteer experiences have prepared him for future employment opportunities.

- Further education: Jordan is eager to continue his studies in art, with his positive start in further education paving the way for future academic and personal successes.


Jordan’s journey from a challenging secondary education experience to becoming an award-winning volunteer highlights the transformative power of a supportive educational environment and community involvement. His story serves as an inspiring example of resilience, dedication, and the profound impact that volunteering can have on both individuals and their communities.

Join us

Inspired by Jordan’s story? Explore opportunities to volunteer or participate in community projects through Telford College’s Prince’s Trust programme.