The Whitechapel Centre values the skills and life experiences that people who have experienced homelessness can bring to our organisation.
Our MOVE Project supports people who would like to volunteer for us but who are not quite ready to start volunteer training. Every 3 months we run our ‘Pre-vol’ classes – a series of fun activities to give former or current service users the confidence and skills to join us a fully fledged volunteer.
Last week, 10 of our pre-volunteers visited BBC Radio Merseyside. They were met by Andy Ball, one of their front men. He gave a very interesting tour of the building and explained how news stories come in and are prioritized and edited.
Everyone had an opportunity to visit one of the studios and listened and watched whilst Roger Philips was taking calls from listeners.
Afterwards, the group went for a hot drink at the Bluecoat Chambers, where they were able to discuss the visit. Paul described it as, "a great day out".
We have more great trips planned over the next few weeks, including visits to Central Library, the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum.
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