Crossroads’ full time staff
Volunteers form the backbone of Crossroads’ work. From our kitchen manager to our clothing processing team, from our directors to our receptionists, all of our full time team work without salary or remuneration.
Our full time staff come from a wide range of countries: Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe. These are some of the most dedicated individuals we know. They undergo a thorough and extensive application process in order to join the team, involving in-depth understanding of their life history. Willing for due diligence, they also permit us to make a careful background check by speaking with referees who have known them for a minimum of five years. Given our work with the public, we cannot accept any of unsuitable background, such as inappropriate behaviour or a criminal record. We are very impressed by the moral character and deep dedication of our team.
We are also very grateful for the talents they bring. We have experts in IT, communication, design, accounting, engineering, construction, administration, management, education and more. We find it amazing that such highly skilled people, rather than pursuing a career with monetary reward, choose to pour out their lives without salary. Even more surprising is the fact that they actually raise their own funds to cover their personal accommodation and living expenses at Crossroads. This is a reflection of their heart of compassion for people in need and a desire to serve, even at personal cost.
Crossroads has seen significant longevity of service. Approximately 25% of our full time staff have served between 1 to 5 years, a further 25% have served for more than 5 years and 10% more than 10 years.