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Do Unto Others – Stories from the volunteers

14 January 2019

Mandy – is a long serving DUOs volunteer and a member of our church family

I have been giving my time/volunteering since DUOs began serving the people in the (city of Adelaide). While I am there to help prepare for the dinner or serve tea/coffee/milo (to their taste) and then serve their meal to them which are all practical things to do to help, it is more the smile, the conversation, getting to know them (using their name) which shows care I can give to them which I love and find rewarding – just knowing that I can play a part in helping them to feel like they are a valued and important person (in our community) to us and bring them a sense of worth. The men and women who come are usually always very polite and grateful. I’ll do any job that is needed, but I do like serving our guests and interacting with them the most. Many are regulars and over time I’ve been able to build a relationship of trust with them. The  Vision of the Salvation Army is that wherever there is hardship or injustice Salvos will live, love and fight alongside others to transform Australia one life at a time with the love of Jesus. Our Mission is to care for people, create faith pathways, build healthy communities and word for justice. Our Values – recognising that God is always at work in the world we value – Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity and Collaboration. It’s not just our guests who get something from us, as a volunteer it is us who can get the real gift