St Dominic’s saints

It is no exaggeration when we say our volunteers are amazing. They do amazing work and we simply can’t function without them. All that being said, a group of sixth formers from St Dominic’s, Harrow on the Hill, really went beyond the call of duty when they took on the task of sorting our long neglected store shed.

Paint shed volunteersThis capped off a week of fantastic volunteering from St Dominic’s students. They sang with the children in family services, took ESOL classes and were a great asset at homework club.

Every member of staff passed on their gratitude for the young volunteers, but our facilities manager, Paul was particularly grateful:

“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work of the 6th formers today.

The paint store has been an absolute tip ever since I can remember and it’s been a nightmare to find anything or use anything.  There’s been dustsheets, buckets, paint tins, roller trays and other stuff all over the place and stacked up on top of each other and made worse each time someone wanted a tin of paint.

The girls worked quickly, as a team, with minimal supervision. I was astounded to see the contents of the store out in the car-park at lunchtime, ready for sorting.   The good stuff was quickly identified and put back in, in a methodical fashion and the bad stuff identified for disposal.  Also, 5 sinks, a valuable magnetic door lock assembly, decking, taps, ceiling tiles, and a leaf blower [and more] have all been discovered, in good useable condition, which I didn’t know existed!”

Over 100 volunteers help us to provide our many services and turn lives around. Please look at our volunteering opportunities page to see if you can help.

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