I have a learning difficulty and autism, this has been a great chance to gain experience in the work place. Thank you giving me a chance.
The other volunteers I work with are very friendly and I enjoy meeting the public. The hours I spend in the shop, sorting, pricing etc. just bly by and I come away feeling that I have done some good as well as enjoying myself.
When I moved back to Weston-super-Mare I did not get a job for a while so decided to volunteer at the Hospice in Worle (delivering furniture) and I am still doing it!
I enjoy volunteering; I meet new people and feel I am helping. I lost my husband last year and volunteering has helped me by feeling useful and having a purpose.
So many people locally that come in to the shop or people that I know have had need to use the Hospice and they have all said what marvellous place the Hospice is. One feels useful to raise money for this reason.
My training has continued over the years and is always informative and helpful.
My friends and family kept asking me about the positive change in my demeanour and how much more energy I seemed to have. Volunteering genuinely gave me a feel good factor that I needed to improve my attitude