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Volunteering

Volunteers Views of Maggs Day Centre by Toni Jackson

Being a volunteer at The Maggs Day Centre in Worcester is the most rewarding thing I have ever done.When I look at what the volunteers and staff provide, I see endless cups of tea and coffee and a place of comfort and safety. I have poured out hundreds of hot drinks and always take this opportunity to express a greeting of "hello and how are you" to each and every one of the users of…
Nikki
7th July 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. As part of the above award, Mel Kirk (Manager) and Sue Osborne (Vice Chair) attended a garden party at Buckingham palace on Tuesday 24th May 2016. We caught…
Nikki
14th June 2016
Staff's storiesVolunteering

Mel’s story

I have been working for Maggs for almost half of its existence; 13 years working at Maggs on June 23rd. So why did I get involved with Maggs? I started off volunteering for Maggs, twice a week to help out in the kitchen. I remember food then was very basic and Sunday dinner was soup and mashed potato and there were only 3 volunteers in total. The position of volunteer co-ordinator was being advertised when I…
Nikki
16th May 2016
Service User's Stories

What is it like to be homeless?

This blog piece focuses on what it feels like to be homeless and the difficulties that arise whilst being on the street. I decided to go around the day centre and ask a few simple questions, what is it like to be homeless, what do you think the public’s perception is on homelessness and how do you think Maggs day centre helps? *Being homeless is nothing but circumstance, things happen that result in losing accommodation…
Nikki
9th May 2016
Service User's Stories

Maggs Service user experience *Mark*

My story begins as a bus driver, who dreamt of becoming an artist. Things then went wrong at work and I subsequently lost my job, this happened to many other drivers at the same time. As I had savings at this time I did not claim benefits and decided to utilise the money to pursue my dream of being an artist. So I invested all my money in an exhibition. On top of this we gave…
Nikki
13th April 2016