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Meet The Volunteers - shAron
Town / City: Manchester
Placement: Mary & Joseph House
A little about me:
Hello everyone! My name is Sharon. I am 25 years and I come from Kampala Uganda. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies (social work). Some of my hobbies are traveling, watching movies and hanging out with friends. I like helping other's especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged because it's one of the biggest ways we as people can serve and give back to God.
Why I chose the Vincentian Volunteers:
I have always done a few charities with my friends in Uganda and I wanted to gain more experience on how I can help out people who are in different situations. Luckily I got to know about the VV's on social media and I couldn't wait so I applied immediately. Besides gaining experience I also wanted to enhance my relationship with God and trust me, the VV’s is the right place for me!.
I'm working at Mary & Joseph house also called the Joseph Cox Charity, a resident home in Manchester for men struggling with Dementia and Mental illness that are caused due to alcoholism. For some reason it was my first choice. I do things like holding conversations with the men, playing pool, going for walks, doing art work and a lot of various activities. I absolutely love it here because everyone is nice starting from the staff and the men themselves. I always have someone at my rescue if I need anything. It’s really a good and rewarding experience.
My house mates are the best anyone can ever ask for and they all work in different placements. We have a lot of fun together and it’s a new family I got away from home, they are amazing. Manchester is always wet but it’s really good and I am already enjoying it. If you need me to answer any question, you can send it to the Vincentian Volunteers email address from the website and I will respond to you.