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Luncheon Party for Companions at The Nehemiah Project on 9th July

You are invited to one of the Nehemiah houses on 9th July in Streatham (47 Tooting Bec Gardens, SW16 1RF) to learn more about their work, meet some of the Residents and staff, and share lunch and refreshments, prepared by the Residents.  This will also be a lovely opportunity to find out how you might be able to volunteer with us.    

Volunteering opportunities: Nehemiah Residents and staff have contributed the following ideas for volunteering activities – but, please note, volunteers do not need to be experts in any particular field – a willing pair of hands and a cheerful demeanour are the most important things!

Skill-Building (either one-to-one or as a small group)

  1. Cooking lessons
  2. Basic IT lessons – email, word, excel etc.
  3. IT lessons for graphic design/fashion – Illustrator, Adobe, Photoshop, T-shirt making
  4. English tutoring
  5. Support with the preparation for the Driving Theory Test
  6. Support with administration i.e. completing forms

Giving back

  1. Helping with the gardening at the Nehemiah houses – planting, weeding, pruning 
  2. Doing odd jobs/painting inside the Nehemiah houses

Promoting wellbeing through social and physical activities

  1. Visits to museums – Tate Modern, Madam Tussauds, Natural History Museum, the Sky Garden
  2. Bowling competitions/paintballing/Go-Karting/volleyball/basketball
  3. London/History walks
  4. Sharing food after preparing it together

The Nehemiah Project (www.tnp.org.uk), in partnership with The Order of Malta, provides a home and support for vulnerable men with a history of addiction.  Our residential Recovery Programme is abstinence-based where our Residents can address the root causes of their addiction within a supportive environment.  We have five houses in South London, accommodating over 40 Residents.

Please contact Alexandra Hanratty on [email protected] if you would like an invitation to the lunch party on 9th July and would like to find out more information about volunteering at Nehemiah.  We look forward to hearing from you!

“It was great to be able to help out with something so local to me and do such valuable work. I was very humbled to meet some of the Residents, learn more about their lives, and spend time with them working together on a project with a common goal creating a thing of beauty for them to enjoy.”  Nehemiah volunteer