A201CSU: Volunteering in the Community…My first day at The Salvation Army
As part of my advantage module for this year I have decided to volunteer in the community. For the past six months I have been helping to feed the homeless in Coventry city centre every Sunday with Anesis Outreach. The organiser Kervin Julien is a key worker at the Salvation Army so this was a great opportunity to expand on the work which I was already doing. I also get to use my photography skills which I hope they will benefit from. I will be acting as a support worker at the Salvation Army in Coventry.
They are in the process of having a brand new building built only a short distance away. They want the move documenting and I will be helping out by taking the images of the move. I also intend to document day to day life at The Salvation Army so the images made here will be used in a variety of different projects.
Well I have now started working there and its a real mixed bag of emotions. I was given a tour of the whole building which ranged from the kitchens to rooms which are used for counselling. Living at The Salvation Army does have a stigma attached to it so I am hoping that through my images I can create a clearer picture of what goes on here. Only by doing this will people on the outside have a greater understanding.