Volunteering is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and get you ready for work. Alternatively volunteering can be used as a way of giving something back to the community.
You can find out more about volunteering for our Furniture Recycling Service on the volunteer page.
You might also like to consider volunteering for Your Local Pantry - find out more on the Your Local Pantry website.
I chose to work with the furniture team one morning a month. I am passionate about reusing and upcycling and having worked with the team in a previous role, I knew how committed they are to helping improve the lives of our customers. On my first session I was shown around the storeroom and then taken to the new showroom in Hazel Grove. I was issued with a pair of steelies, a bucket and cleaning materials. Pete and I cleaned the furniture down before moving it into the new display area. It is hard work but really enjoyable. It’s an exciting time to join as a volunteer and I learned a lot about the future plans for the service.Jane Higgins