You might have recently seen TV coverage of Christmas lunches laid on by Rev. Bill Crews and his Exodus Foundation team which just celebrated its 33rd Christmas with people who are homeless.
Last Christmas Day, Exodus fed thousands who found a friendly welcome and great catering under the Foundation’s big marquee in Ashfield. Yet you might not know the Exodus team plates up free meals 364 days a year at its Loaves and Fishes Restaurant in Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, and more meals are served from its mobile food van in Woolloomooloo.
Just like many of SCS’ services, Exodus’ incredible year-round achievements are made possible by the support of Sydneysiders like you – who can become volunteers or donors. Many people, like Mel Jones of SCS, enjoy volunteer work for Exodus because they like to feel they’re making a difference to the community. Mel is our Home-delivered Meals Coordinator here so at her first gig – the Exodus Christmas lunch –hers was the ideal background for coordinating seating and service to diners!
“I enjoyed the experience so much I’ve put up my hand up to do similar work on Saturdays at Loaves and Fishes. It’s very rewarding work, with a great team of people from all walks of life,” says Mel.
You can find out about various volunteer positions with Exodus here
Or, if you’re interested in working close to home, find out more about volunteering with SCS here.
Most SCS services rely on some volunteers but linen service, gardening, home-delivered meals, disability services, and community and home visiting, all rely so strongly on volunteers that those services simply would not run without them.
Our Volunteer Coordinator matches types of services with volunteers’ preferences to ensure volunteers enjoy what they’re doing as much as clients enjoy receiving the services. Often a volunteer’s friendly face and a chat is as important as the service itself. If you’re interested in talking to our Volunteer Coordinator, please phone 9427 6425.