All operations within the crossing are supported by a valued team of volunteers.
The main roles of the volunteers are as follows:-
Welcome Desk. The team of volunteers on the welcome desk perform a valuable role in meeting and greeting all the users of the centre. They chat to the public and answer the phones giving people an insight into the many & various events and meetings happening here. Directing people where necessary, selling the Crossing merchandise and greetings cards as an income stream, and selling tickets to the concerts and events organised by the “Friends of the Crossing and Music @ The Crossing”
They also help the café when busy by clearing tables and chatting to customers.
Café. We have a number of volunteers in the café, many of these are adults with learning disabilities. This is through partnership work with The Greenacre centre, Mencap & Eden Supported Housing.
This is a valuable conduit into training to help these volunteers into possible employment, Through the partnerships we have built up with some of the training groups using The Crossing we are able to provide free Food & Hygiene Training for some of these volunteers.
Concerts. Volunteers are currently needed to help with concerts held at The Crossing. We are looking for Front House Volunteers to help with the sale of last minute tickets, door duties and general organising of the event. We are also in need of Cafe volunteers to help with refreshments before and during the interval at the concert.
Admin. We have had several work experience volunteers helping in the office with basic admin work, in partnership with the local schools and the training agencies working with us, particularly the North Notts College and Enable.
Lunch Club. We have a small but compact team of regular volunteers helping to serve meals for our weekly lunchclub and organising other events for the older people in our midst.
Baby & Toddlers. As our baby & toddlers group is expanding our team of 2 volunteers needs to grow to ensure that this work can continue into the future.
All our volunteers have found the work very rewarding, many are retired people looking for an outreach and a purpose, some are people using this as a way of building confidence after an illness or period of unemployment and as a way back into the world of work. Whatever the reason for being here, the work is not difficult and it is extremely rewarding. Many very strong friendships have been built up by volunteers working together.