For some time now we have been running the "Secret Garden" Drop in Centre with just one staff member and whatever volunteers we have on any given day. For a few months we had Cristina and then when she left us suddenly, Philip stepped in. With Kenneth's illness and subsequent heart surgery and my trips to Scotland to visit him, Philip was left "holding the fort" - not an easy task that's for sure!
Most days now I am at the centre for at least part of the day and Kenneth comes and goes - we both have many commitments outside the centre and are currently behind with just about everything! What is the answer? More personnel - paid staff or volunteers, we don't mind which! Of course, paid staff require money which we already don't have enough of, so we think long term self-funded volunteers are the answer!
So, if you're looking for a challenging job with no pay and no prospects but great job satisfaction, give us a call :)