Darren Bird is our new Volunteer Co-ordinator whilst Miki Pandele is on maternity leave. Here he gives his thoughts on what volunteering means to him.
Carole: Hello Darren. How long have you been volunteering here? Darren: Since February 2017. I came from the Job Centre. They said that the Jesus Centre was looking [...]
“Where are we going? To help homeless people? “
So, a homeless drop-in place with a sombre atmosphere, where they give out food and drink? “We won’t have much in common with them. I usually think ‘stranger danger” when I see homeless people on the street.“ These were some of the thoughts going through the mind[...]
"I want them to feel they are so valuable to us, that they are such an asset"
Here at JCT Coventry we want our volunteers to feel appreciated as they normally give their time helping and supporting others, making a difference to people’s lives around them. So it was a challenge to choose what we should do for them. My t[...]
Last Saturday, a party of our JCT ESOL students went on a trip to Oxford.
How many today? One, two , three …. twenty one, yes, twenty two in all. Standing outside the JCT Coventry HQ, we pile on two minibuses, all thanks to YWAM’s DTS Crossroads team who have been staying in Coventry for a month and have or[...]
Volunteer Julia helps in the Jesus Centre kitchen one morning a week serving visitors with beans on toast and constantly replenishing the milk, squash, tea bags, coffee, sugar, bread and fruit, plus doing loads of washing up. She talks about what made her start volunteering.
“I heard about the need for vo[...]
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