Matthew used to attend Centre 404's clubs. Now he's older, he volunteers with our Siblings and Juniors clubs! Matthew's dedication and focus has earnt him the Volunteer of the Month title at his college, City & Islington. We've got the full article here:
Volunteer of the month: Matthew King-Moir (CBAT)
Q: What I am most interested in is the fact that you have re-turned to a club you went to as a kid to now volunteer to work on sessions twice a week. How did that happen?
I went to Centre 404. My Mum has taught me to be grateful for all the opportunities I have had and that all 16+ know how little one’s feel and at a place like Centre 404, I thought I could really help. So I volunteered. Q: How did it feel being a worker rather that a service user? It makes me happy to be able to stay on at the club, and I enjoy being help-ful with the kids. If I train I might get some work doing this one day.
Q: What time do you start and what time do you finish?
On Monday’s I work from 3pm—8pm and on Tuesdays 3pm-7pm. I do the pick up, the session and the drop off.
Q: You were head boy at your school Samuel Rhodes. Was it hard being a new student again when you came to college?
No it’s fine, I am still with people I knew from school.
Q: What are your plans for Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016?
My family and I are going to my brother’s house on the coast, we will be spending that time with him and his children, all our family.
Katy Anderson (assistant manager for clubs at Centre 404) said: ‘Matthew chipped in to help with everything that was asked of him, helping the kids in the kitchen with cooking a meal and getting stuck in with the arts and crafts sessions. He even stayed behind at the end to help with the tidying up! He got on very well with the staff team and the kids loved him!’