How long have you been volunteering at The Brick?
Approximately 7 months
What is your volunteer role(s)?
I’m a St Georges night shelter volunteer
What do you feel is the best bit of your volunteer role?
This type of volunteering gives me a sense of giving back. Cooking food and chatting to people in different circumstances and offering them support when needed is something I really enjoy.
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.
I think when I see the same face in the shelter for a few weeks and then they tell me they have found housing or a job or that something really positive has happened in their life it really makes volunteering worthwhile.
What are your aspirations for the future within The Brick and in the wider world?
I would love to work permanently at the Brick at some point in the future!
A word of encouragement for anyone considering joining The Brick as a volunteer.
You don’t know how much of a difference you can make until you give it a go! I would recommend volunteering to anyone that can spare even just a few hours.
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.