We are recruiting volunteers

Ministry of Empowerment depends on volunteers to share their skills, interests, or talents that will enable us to meet the needs of others.

We are recruiting volunteers who can make a vital contribution to many aspects of community life.  

Everyone can volunteer.

All you need is some energy, spare time, and a wish to use these for something worthwhile.

WHY VOLUNTEER
Volunteering increases self-confidence. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.

Volunteering provides a sense of purpose. Older adults, especially those who have retired or lost a spouse, can find new meaning and direction in their lives by helping others. Whatever your age or life situation, volunteering can help take your mind off your own worries, keep you mentally stimulated, and add more zest to your life.

I HAVE A DISABILITY. CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER?
People with disabilities or chronic health conditions can still benefit greatly from volunteering.   Whether due to a disability, a lack of transportation, or time constraints, many people choose to volunteer their time via phone or computer. 

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER?
Volunteering doesn’t have to take over your life to be beneficial. In fact, research shows that just two to three hours per week, or about 100 hours a year, can confer the most benefits—to both you and your chosen cause. The important thing is to volunteer only the amount of time that feels comfortable to you. Volunteering should feel like a fun and rewarding hobby, not another chore on your to-do list.

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
There are numerous volunteer opportunities available. The key is to find a position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches the Ministry of Empowerment’s needs. 

Ask yourself the following:

*Would you like to work with adults, children, animals, or remotely from home?
*Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
*Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
*How much time are you willing to commit?
*What skills can you bring to a volunteer job?
*What causes are important to you?
*Consider your goals and interests

You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Think about why you want to volunteer. What would you enjoy doing? The opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling.

Meet some of our volunteers…

2022 Valentine Memories

Join us either at the Hub for Face2Face session or via Zoom as we engage in creative activities and share stories about: 

* Strange Encounters   
* Romantic memories 
* Funny Moments   

* Sad Times

Joining via Zoom ?

Meeting ID: 892 4422 3330
Passcode: Amen

Click below to confirm how you will be attending the Afternoon Tea Sessions – Empower2Engage

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday 14th  February 2022 @ 1.30pm either at The Hub or on Zoom   

Almost forgot!!  Wear something …’Red’

MINISTRY OF EMPOWERMENT THANK YOU

We are very thankful that despite the suddenness and unexpected circumstances that have affected many of us throughout 2021, the  Ministry of Empowerment continues to offer Support, Encouragement, and Empowerment to women and families through the provision of encouraging and empowering sessions

On behalf of the Ministry of Empowerment Board of Management 2021, we thank you for your support during 2021 and wish you a restful and relaxing holiday and we hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

May God Bless You
with the riches of His grace
with the treasure of His love
with the comfort of His mercies
with the strength of His presence
with the touch of His care

T.R.U.S.T. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 2021 Cancer! Don’t Let it Win

Zoom Presentation by Jeff Thompson on Tuesday 16th November 2021

Click on the video to watch a short clip of Jeff’s presentation. Subscribe to T.R.U.S.T.  Cancer Support Group Youtube Channel to watch his full presentation and other related videos. 

Many were greatly moved as we listened to Jeff sharing his experience with prostate cancer and understanding what men are going through while suffering from prostate cancer.

 Subscribe to T.R.U.S.T.  Cancer Support Group Youtube Channel to watch his full presentation and other related videos. 

Cancer! “Don’t Let It Win.”

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Zoom presentation by Jeff Thompson

@ 6.45pm (UK)

T.R.U.S.T (Trust, Respect, Unity, Strength and Togetherness) is a cancer support group providing practical and emotional support to people living with and affected by cancer. The group is open to everyone but has a particular focus on engaging with BAME and marginalised groups affected by cancer.

  • Join Jeff sharing his experience with prostate cancer and understanding what men are going through while suffering with prostate cancer .

What is prostate cancer?

How it affects a man’s mental state of mind

How women can support their partners with it

Register your interest to attend this zoom session on Tuesday 16th November 2021 @ 6.45 pm via the registration link below. Zoom ID details will be sent to you a few days before the meeting session.

T.R.U.S.T. Cancer Support Group of Ministry of Empowerment

In March 2020, the Ministry of Empowerment (MoE) established T.R.U.S.T at the Wellness Centre in Croydon, a cancer support group, that supports, encourages and empowers people affected by cancer through various activities and events.   It was following the disappointment of not being able to attend a cancer conference at Westminster that members of our community affected by cancer came together to form T.R.U.S.T

T.R.U.S.T (Trust, Respect, Unity, Strength and Togetherness) is a cancer support group providing practical and emotional support to people living with and affected by cancer. The group is open to everyone but has a particular focus on engaging with BAME and marginalised groups affected by cancer.

Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. However, from feedback from our members, MoE has evidence that sharing can make a real difference and have a positive impact on people’s emotional wellbeing and ability to cope.

T.R.U.S.T  Cancer Support Group supports anyone living with or affected by cancer, primarily those living in Croydon.  

T.R.U.S.T aims to enable those affected by cancer to:

Cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share and work through feelings and challenges.

Learn from others facing similar situations.

Have access to professional and therapeutic empowerment and resilience sessions.

“Cancer, Don’t Let It Win!!!”

Zoom presentation by Jeff Thompson

Tuesday 16th November 2021

@ 6.45pm (UK)

  • Join Jeff sharing his experience with prostate cancer and understanding what men are going through while suffering with prostate cancer .

What is prostate cancer?

How it affects a man’s mental state of mind

How women can support their partners with it

Register your interest to attend this zoom session on Tuesday 16th November 2021 @ 6.45 pm via the registration link below. Zoom ID details will be sent to you a few days before the meeting session.