We couldn’t function without their skills, enthusiasm and dedication! Volunteering can be fun as well as fulfilling and can make a great difference in your community.
Our volunteers help in many different ways, from running activities and courses for our in-house college or assisting with donation collections, fundraising and events!
Here are a few examples of our current volunteers and what they get up to…
" I volunteer for Arc by teaching simple breadmaking without all the mystique and mystery that prevents people from making their own bread.
I volunteer my time and efforts for several reasons - I feel I’m very fortunate and want to help those less so. I figure that anyone can end up homeless - and they just need a leg up.
I chose to pass on my skills to the homeless because here’s a group that can benefit immediately from my passion. Arc is all about getting people back on their feet, and I can assist by passing on some simple techniques that will help them on a limited budget. Plus, I feel everyone should be able to make their own bread!
I enjoy volunteering for Arc because no two sessions are the same. There is great support and training - and I’ve met some wonderful people in my four years working with Arc (some of them staff!)
My time at Arc has benefited me enormously. I’ve learned a lot - about teaching simple cookery, but also about people. And I’ve learned never to judge by appearances."