Volunteer Spotlight: David M

We are so fortunate to have David with us here at The Parish Trust who runs The Games Table – our Tuesday evenings full of games clubs for families and older children/adults. We caught up with him to find out what keeps bringing him back to The Parish Trust as a volunteer…

Hello! My name is David and I volunteer with The Parish Trust on a Tuesday afternoon and evening at Family Games and The Games Table. I have been volunteering at The Parish Trust since March this year and have enjoyed meeting new people – volunteers and visitors – and introducing them to lots of different board games that they had never seen or played before.

Playing board games is something of a hobby for me and I have been playing them for over 50 years. I currently have a collection of more than 450 games! I have used board games in my role as a Baptist Minister working in both Primary and Secondary schools, and I have organised board games clubs and days in Cambridgeshire and now in South Wales.

Having recently stepped out of full-time church ministry to develop a new Christian Retreats Project locally volunteering with The Parish Trust gives me an opportunity to continue to be engaged in pastoral and community activity. I believe that these are both central aspects of the purpose of the Christian community and The Parish Trust demonstrates this wonderfully. The Parish Trust is a great example of how different people can be drawn together and make a real difference in their own lives and in the lives of people around them. It has been a real encouragement to see how all people are made welcome at The Parish Trust and see how they are helped according to their individual needs and given opportunities to get more involved within the growing community.

I still have plenty more games to bring along from my collection to share with anyone who would like to join us on a Tuesday afternoon or evening and discover that there is more to board games than Monopoly, Scrabble and Cluedo, so why not come along and see if we can find the right game for you.

Why don’t you consider volunteering? There’s lots of roles available, you don’t have to commit to many hours each week, and we really try to look after our volunteers well. Go to our volunteering page for more information.

Please note that in order to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and to enjoy the Easter Holidays, The Parish Trust will be closed from Thursday 28th March 2024 and will reopen on Monday 8th April 2024. We wish all our stakeholders and beneficiaries a Happy Easter.

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