David joined the team as a kitchen assistant about 2 years ago, with the dream of getting paid work in a similar setting. Through the weekly experiences here, David did get a job, although this one didn’t work out. He now volunteers 5 days a week and is increasing his skills base, including volunteering as a youth leader, working front of house and making barista coffee.
He said: “I’m always willing to give it a go, even if I’ve not done something before. People say I doubt myself too much. But now I talk to customers, I can make soup, I can set up the kitchen and prep the salad and equipment for the day… I’ve made new friends at The Pelham and my social life has got better. It’s an enjoyable place to work.” -David