12 September 2017
As part of my course I have to complete a set amount of volunteering hours. However, I've enjoyed it so much that I now volunteer every week at Sanctus Homeless Café in Chelmsford.
The aim of volunteering is to enhance my practical knowledge and to be able to view aspects of my course in a work-type environment.
Sanctus Homeless Café provides, shelter, food, a warm conversation and practical advice for the homeless community of Chelmsford.
ARU Students’ Union has been working with Sanctus for nearly four years now. They were the reason the SU started its People's Patch Allotment project. All produce grown on the University's campus allotment and in the greenhouse on the roof of Sawyers building is either donated to the café for use in daily meals; or is used for Sanctus volunteers, many of which are ARU students, to produce smoothie drinks which Sanctus sell. All profits go back into running the café.
Emma Hughes, from Sanctus, said this about Nina: