“Heart of a Charity, Mindset of a Business” means using the skills we already have to make sure Croydon Vision can still be here for our members for years to come. By volunteering with Isla in the kitchen his will be helping us to do just that. She believes, “My skill is cooking, so I want to share that with members, so they can be guaranteed a hot, healthy meal.”
Shalini, a long serving volunteer who also helps out in the kitchen at Bedford Hall, encourages visually impaired people to have confidence in the kitchen. “It can be scary,” she says “but there are tricks we can share with you to help things feel more doable.”
If you still have no idea where to spend your free time, here are some reasons why you should volunteer in our kitchen:
It’s A Very Rewarding Experience
Not only can you improve your cooking skills but you can also learn about the community, meal planning, budgeting, shopping, and understanding food labels.
You Make a Difference in Someone’s Life
Providing such services ensures that people get access to inaccessible resources due to sight loss or disability. Volunteering is among the many things you could perhaps make a difference in someone’s life.
You Meet Like-Minded People
Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose and shared companionship. It can be very beneficial to your mental and physical health. There is a space for everyone at Croydon Vision and we welcome volunteers with sight loss to join our community.
Interested? Email: Volunteering@croydonvision.org.uk