Ruby Magazine Pg28

BEETLEJUICE SERVED HERE

Victoria Jones recounts her work as a bar volunteer run by run by The New Park Sports and Social Club.

BEETLEJUICE SERVED HERE

When I gave up work in 2011, I wanted to do something useful that I found rewarding and so my interest in strange and controversial movies lead me to become a bar volunteer. It gives me a real buzz to serve customers while exchanging views and encouraging them to see my latest best-ever film.

I find people are incredibly patient and many times I’ve been told what a good job the volunteers do – that’s so uplifting to hear. A card payment system was introduced a while ago – I just hope cash payments don’t completely disappear because I really enjoy reconciling the cash at the end of the shift, something so satisfying about counting money! The New Park staff are great too and that helps to make the whole bar volunteer experience a happy one. I feel privileged to be part of such a great organisation and of course, I get to see lots of films too.





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