Spotlight on Sarah and Jack
Since becoming Dot Dot Dot Guardians in March 2015, Sarah and Jack have together volunteered over 104 hours of their time. As well as volunteering on community projects, they also have taken out time to make great connections with people in their community.
We asked them to tell us about some of the volunteer projects they are involved with…
Make, Do and Mend has been set up to provide workshops for people who experience mental distress. These workshops aim to promote recovery by developing self-esteem through the mastery of skills.
Cambridge Re-use is a volunteer based service dedicated to the provision of low cost furniture to people on low income they offer furniture, electrical appliances and other household goods at low cost.
Sarah is also volunteering at Wood Green who take in unwanted and lost animals, providing shelter and care.
Jack is volunteering at the trendy Mill Road Oxfam charity shop which specialises in vintage and retro vinyl!
He loves going through all the donations and is using his management skills gained through his job as a Bar manager to boost sales and service.
Sarah and Jack are a great example of how our guardians make great neighbours. They made a real effort to introduce themselves and the ethos of Dot Dot Dot to their neighbours at the residents AGM meeting.
‘Chesterton is such a friendly area, we now know most of the neighbours in our close and are on hello terms with all the dogs and their owners in the area!’
‘When we first moved in neighbours were very welcoming, all offering to help us out even though they are all over 80! The local residents are really happy to have a younger couple in the close and we’ve been able to helped open jars and takes bins out for some of them. Mainly they all say how nice it is to have the house lived in and cared for rather than letting it get overgrown and become an eyesore on the street. We really feel like a valued part of the community!’