Hi, my name is Bethany and I am in my second year of a degree in theology and pastoral studies with the Scottish Baptist College. Each year we are required to arrange our own placement and this year I reached out to street connect to volunteer with them.

While I have very little experience in many of the things that street connect are involved in, I have really enjoyed being brought into the friendly team and the great work they do.

The drop in cafes and foodbanks have been brilliant for having initial conversations with people and I have found the recovery groups really encouraging and challenging for my own life but it is also a great opportunity to get into deeper conversation with people.

It has been a great learning experience as I feel each week I am growing in skills and relationships.