A church and charity is appealing for more volunteers to continue the growing support it offers on a daily basis to the Birkenhead community.
The Salvation Army in Birkenhead, located on Vincent Street, has a number of volunteers, however it has revealed that due to increasing numbers approaching the corps (church and community centre) for help, more help is needed.
There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities available. They include:
- supporting the onsite job club and charity shop
- customer service and retail
- general work experience.
The roles require a variety of skills including good communications, interpersonal and organisational skills.
Major Jonathan Hamilton, joint church leader of The Salvation Army in Birkenhead said, “Our volunteers play a big part in our offering to the local community; we simply wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do without them and the support that each and every volunteer gives to us, giving up their time, is inspirational.
“The community centre here in Birkenhead is very person-centred and in order for us to continue our work in the local community, we’re on the lookout for more volunteers and we believe that everybody has something that they can give.
“Our new programme is starting to emerge and more volunteers will enable us to roll out extra activities for the local community within our hall, including the job club which will give a lot of hope to people throughout our community. Our charity shop is also a big part of our work, another area that gives hope to so many.”
Anyone interested in supporting The Salvation Army in Birkenhead in a volunteering role should call the corps on 0151 6501976 or email [email protected]