Jenni Christieson – Support Worker
My time working at the Maxwell Centre began after I graduated with a BA in Social Science in 2018. I wanted to work in a community-based project and the Centre seemed a great place to do this. I love it here, the atmosphere and the people I get to meet. My job is to provide support to those who come to the Centre for a foodbank referral, connecting them to the services and support best suited to their needs. I also love to join in with the Tend and Share cooking group when I can!
Manuela De los Rios – Garden Mentor
Lisa Forbes – Sessional Youth Worker
Dannielle Kidd – Youth Worker
I have a BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health. During a placement with Barnardos Growing Up Project I was introduced to The MAXwell Centre in 2014 and discovered that I loved gardening. I originally volunteered for the centre then I was offered my current position.
I work Monday-Thursday, working with the 4 local primary schools during term time - planning, growing and maintaining their plots, after school I work with young people during our After School Club and on a one to one basis. During school holidays I organise and run our award winning Garden Club!
Vaso Makri – Tend and Share Project Leader / Youth Worker
Hi all! My name is Vasiliki Makri and I came to Dundee from Greece in 2015. I lived very close to the MAXwell centre but for 6 months I didn`t know it existed, until I randomly found out about it through a member of staff. I started volunteering in the garden in May 2016 and I fell in love with it. The garden is absolutely beautiful, full of flowers, fruit and vegetables in an amazing setting.
Kieran Wilson – Youth Worker