Thursday 26 October 2017

Jen's Story - Volunteering with Emmaus lambeth

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As well as taking on volunteers within our West Norwood community and shops in Wallington, Caterham and Carshalton, Dan Nisbett at Emmaus Lambeth also provides volunteers to help out at the kitchen for Lambeth Assessment Centre in Bond Way, Vauxhall.

The volunteers are there everyday providing hot meals for the homeless residents during their stay there, as they receive support and temporary accommodation.

Today, one of Dan's recruits, Jen, shares her story with us -

"I have such a good time cooking in the kitchen volunteering for Emmaus Lambeth.

Unfortunately, there are so many rough sleepers around London and in the UK.

When working in the kitchen there is such a warm atmosphere. I like to cook with a spring in my step, a smile on my face and hope in my heart.

I cook Caribbean food for the clients every Saturday at Lambeth Assessment Centre. It is something I look forward to every week because I know that it is a way to help others.I really enjoy this volunteering experience because it is a great way to give back whilst having so much fun".

Many thanks to Jen for sharing her story!