In celebration of Volunteer week (1st – 7th June), we are starting a regular post highlighting some of the brilliant work done by our volunteers here at the Community Centre.
The Centre is run entirely by volunteers at the moment, so there was a wide choice of options for our first month! You can expect to hear lots more about the many roles undertaken by our kind and wonderful team in the months to come, but for June, we settled on the amazing David Wenham to be our first volunteer of the month.
Wednesday’s yoga class will know David for his cheery and gentle manner, turning up in all weathers to unlock and lock up the centre for them and sort out anything that needs doing. David is known amongst the team for his servant heart and willingness to be involved in anything that is asked! Whenever there is a job that needs doing, David is the first to offer his help, and together with his wife Clare they can often be found doing the jobs that no-one else wants to do. Most notably David recently turned up late in the evening after a disco that he hadn’t been at, just to help clean up and leave things looking spick and span for the next day. I know of no-one else who would come out to clean toilets when they could be going to bed!
David and his wonderful wife Clare are a huge asset to the Community Centre. David takes minutes at our meetings and Clare has proofed and redesigned all our policies. David was somewhat surprised to be nominated as volunteer of the month, and said, “My part has been very small, compared to that of others“, but it is this that exemplifies some of why David is so great – he makes a huge difference with his care and attention to the little things, and his humble attitude. David and Clare, thank you for your time, care and willingness to serve. We think you’re brilliant.