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United Kingdom

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Vincentian Volunteers are a group of young people aged 18-35 years, who spend one year with us serving vulnerable people in local communities.

Meet The Volunteers-Urbanus

Meet The Volunteers - urbanus

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  • Age: 26
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Town / City: Manchester
  • Placement(s): The Booth Centre

 

 

A little about me:

My name is Urbanus Muthai, 26 years old Kenyan citizen. I come from a family of three, and raised a catholic. I love reciting the Rosary, adoring Christ in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, and participating in Holy Mass. I am passionate about science and for both my Bachelor and MSc degrees I pursued Biochemistry. I love questioning about everything! During my leisure time, I enjoy reading science articles, spirituality books, watching science fiction tv shows, and football matches. I love Manchester United FC!

Why I chose the Vincentian Volunteers:

It is through my catholic faith that I became a Vincentian, being an SVP member since 2014. Towards the completion of my MSc, I heard about the VV programme from a SVP friend in the UK. The VV programme seemed to be a nice opportunity for me to be nurtured in the Vincentian spirituality. I made a choice to set on a journey to a far land and live the Vincentian way of life away from my home comfort. I wanted to be evangelized by those I neither knew nor heard about and still learn how charitable organizations impact lives in the UK. In as much as I wanted to learn from other Vincentians and living in a community, I wanted to give my strengths, my joys, and my hope to the people I would meet. Also, I wanted to make life-long friends.

My projects:

My placement is the Booth Centre, Manchester, where I volunteer every Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Booth Centre is a non-residential place for the homeless people in Manchester and about 250 people visit the Centre every week for hot meals, activities, and advice. I volunteer in the kitchen to clean utensils, serve drinks, and meals. I really enjoy exchanging smiles with the Centre users when I serve brew! On Wednesdays, I am enthusiastic about the Streetwise Opera! I enjoy singing with the people who use the Centre. Singing is therapeutic and brings joy not only to me but to the people we serve.

My highlights...

Since my year began, I have made good friends. I hope that by the end of my year I will have grown rich in love, humility, perseverance and the Vincentian spirituality by practice. I believe the journey will greatly impact my life forever!

 

 

Apply to become a volunteer...

If you're aged between 18 and 35 and are thinking about doing a gap year, then why not consider doing a year with us as a Vincentian Volunteer.

If you're aged between 18 and 35 and are thinking about doing a gap year, then why not consider doing a year with us as a Vincentian Volunteer.


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