This Calais Light volunteer loves our warehouse!
When I go to volunteer in Calais, I’m always amazed by the system that Care4Calais have set up there.
The warehouse is so cleverly organised, with all kinds donations stored and sorted in a systematic way. This makes life easier for the team leaders and volunteers, who work incredibly hard to keep things in order. But it also ensures that the refugees get the food, clothes and other things that they really need.
I go over to Calais as a volunteer with the wonderful charity group, @calaislight, which organises weekend convoys of volunteers travelling to Calais from all over the country, as well as valuable supplies. We usually partner up with Care4Calais when we’re over there, and it’s great to meet & travel with other people with the same compassion and concerns. There’s a strong sense of common purpose and teamwork among a bunch of strangers who all have the same intention – to give up their time to help others.
When it’s time to leave, Calais Lighters always experience a bittersweet feeling. There’s a sense of hope and accomplishment, but also you’re aware that there is so much more to be done, and that help is always needed. We can at least always take hope that there are great organisations like Calais Light and Care4Calais working to make things better.
Calais Light Volunteer