This week we have been joined by two fantastic work experience students, that are currently studying at St.Pauls Catholic College.
Over the week they have got exposure of how our organisation functions, getting a look at how the Schools team, the Brighton Food Bank and Life Stream work. We asked them how they found working with us for the week.
‘I would like to thank Brighton and Hove City Mission for their warm welcome to the team this past week, I arrived uncertain about what to expect but will leave eager to come back and volunteer in the future. They have offered me valuable experience in most areas of the charity, including Food Bank, Life Stream and Schools work. My favourite aspect of working here so far has probably been the people that I have been able to meet, it is humbling to hear the stories and testimonies of clients; it made me realise that anybody can find themselves in the sorts of difficulties that these people do, but to see the way in which Food Bank go beyond the call of duty to make each person feel valued and give them hope about the future is truly one of the most rewarding experiences. They have the privilege of watching God transform lives and this city, I can’t wait to see what God has got planned for the future of this charity!!’
‘I have really enjoyed my time at City Mission and want to thank them for making me feel so welcome and a part of the team. It has been a privilege to help with the Food Bank and see what a difference it is making to the lives of so many individuals in the area. I had the opportunity to go into local schools and see how assemblies and prayer spaces are run by the Mission. This has really encouraged me to continue to be active in children and schools ministry, as I have seen the impact that the Gospel has on children’s lives. It has been interesting to see how a charity operates and I am looking forward to continuing to work with BHCM as a volunteer in the future. I would really recommend volunteering at BHCM for anyone wanting to develop communication and organisational skills whilst helping make a real difference to the community around you.’
We would like to say a massive thank you to them both for their hard work throughout the week!