Frst time BBQ volunteer, Pat Danker, shares her experience
Our volunteers undertake BBQs at Tierney House Homeless service and Gorman House Drug and Alcohol Detoxification unit 3 times a week to socialise with residents. The units are in Darlinghurst and are part of St Vincent’s Hospital.
Together the residents and volunteers cook and serve the BBQS and in doing so, residents are provided with important social interaction during their time at the units.
Some of our volunteers have been regularly attending the BBQs for almost 10 years, however, we asked new volunteer Pat Danker, to share her thoughts on her first experience:
I learned about the Order of Malta through the church bulletin of St Oliver’s in Harris Park. This peaked my interest as I have always wanted to do some charity work. Thanks to the Order of Malta, I was able to have this opportunity. Though the duties that I did was nothing extraordinary, it was fulfilling as it was a small thing to thank God for all the blessings that has been bestowed on me. The care given by the Tierney House to the men and women is great and this was shown during the time that I was there. I was partnered with Daniel and he was a great help in guiding me . I look forward to doing more volunteer work if time permits.