Where else would you be able to try out many roles ranging from serving tea and coffee, to washing hair to being the dentists helper?!
This shift I was able to be able to help the clients relax by giving them a hair wash and head massage - ready for their hair cut with the two wonderful hairdressers that were in for the day. It truly has been a wonderful experience, to not think about yourself but to serve and help others who are most needy, have met some lovely people over this festive period, definitely a fixture each year for me now!
So today I spent my first shift at a Crisis Christmas day centre. Wow what an amazing team running the centre, very happy to have been part of the collective making a difference for the clients. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, offer practical support over the festive period and spend a day helping others.
A truly humbling experience - 2 to go! Find out more and ways you can still donate at http://www.crisis.org.uk/
To end Latin America Cinema we watched a powerful, poetic and beautiful documentary http://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/jul/12/nostalgia-for-the-light-review
I would recommend a watch!