Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Volunteer Christmas Party

Last night I organised (with Ljilja's help!) a lovely little Christmas party for the volunteers who help with the Book Club at the Children's Home. I baked up a storm (from quiche and cinnamon bread to pumpkin pie, brownies and banana bread) and we laid out the table so it looked pretty festive:
My South African nativity scene (complete with baby Jesus) made an appearance to complete the table:
We started off with a LOT of eating and just hanging out... and I think they liked the cakes as they wanted the recipes :)
Then it was time to get to know each other a little better. We work together a lot, but because we are focusing on the kids we don't have time to get to know each other as well. We played a getting to know you Bingo game where you have to find people who fulfill certain characteristics...
We all had fun, including Nikola, the only male participant (out of 36 volunteers, only 3 are male!)... don't know what he is doing here :)
 We took a group shot so you can see what we all look like!
Before getting to the more serious part of the evening. A little bit of debriefing about how things are going, and seeing if we can improve on things... it was good to chat as we don't get a chance to when we are running a workshop with 30 plus kids!
Before they left they all received a Christmas present - in the form of a book (quite appropriate I think!) which is a translation of "Witness" by Josh McDowell. I hope they will all enjoy it!!
It was a fun evening, and I am so glad I got to say "thank-you" to all of them for all of their hard work over the year! 


Victor said...

All the volunteers look very young (like in their 20's). Is that right?

Belinda Chaplin said...

They are mostly even younger than 20 - high school students and students. We have a few in their 20s and then some a bit older: one just turned 50. But the majority are young, yes.

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