Just before Christmas the Back on Track staff donned their aprons, brushed up on their waiting skills and got to work making Christmas dinner for around 30 volunteers. It was our way of thanking them for another year’s hard work. There was also a very high-scoring (and competitive!) quiz. Turns out our volunteers are a very knowledgeable bunch.
Martin, one of our volunteers, got in touch to say thanks to the staff for the meal and for all their support.Martin is our longest-serving volunteer, having started back in 2003 (think how many hours he must have clocked up). As you can imagine he’s seen all kinds of changes over the years and volunteered in all kinds of different roles. Plenty of people have come and gone in that time, but Martin’s still here. It just shows that volunteers really are the lifeblood of our organisation.
At the moment he’s supporting service users in our creative writing and maths classes. “I like to work closely with the tutor and make a good team,” he told us. “A good volunteer in the classroom can make a real difference to the learners.”
Cheers Martin, we couldn’t agree more – and here’s to another 14 years!
Check out some of the snaps from that Christmas meal below.