Peer volunteer highlight: Meet Florence

Jan 13, 2023

Florence (aka Melinda) who has been volunteering with DEWC for 5 years! She first started volunteering when she became sober and working with DEWC has helped her throughout her 5 years of sobriety. She does peer support work in the clothing room, serves meals, and also offers ESL classes to other women. These classes are crucial to lots of women who attend our services and who suffer from the language barrier in their daily life.⁠

“The best part of volunteering is knowing I’ve helped someone in the simplest way; knowing they went away feeling better about themselves. Sometimes the centre is the only place of refuge. Every minute/hour/day is different, all creating an emotional rollercoaster of memories!!”⁠ – Florence