How long have you been volunteering at The Brick?
I have been volunteering for about 2 and a half years.
What is your volunteer role(s)?
I volunteer in crisis intervention.
What do you feel is the best bit of your volunteer role?
The best bit is when I feel that I have helped make a difference by helping someone sort out a problem or to help them to access the services that they need.
Describe a memorable event or anecdote in your time as a volunteer at The Brick that makes you feel good about being part of this organisation.
The best bit as a volunteer, as well as helping the clients, is the rapport with the crisis intervention staff and the other volunteers. I love working with them, they are all so kind and helpful.
What are your aspirations for the future within The Brick and in the wider world?
If there is a new chaplaincy team for The Brick, I would love to be a part of it.
A word of encouragement for anyone considering joining The Brick as a volunteer?
There are so many ways in which you could volunteer to help at The Brick, and EVERY volunteer does a vital role, no one type of volunteer is more important than any other.
We are all different with many different skills and gifts, all of which are valued and put to good use!!
The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.
The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.