Liz’s volunteer story
Last week we caught up with our new volunteer Liz, who started helping out in our Hunslet shop a few weeks ago.
Liz is local to Hunslet and has been visiting the shop for years. She’s a very busy lady as she’s a mum of three, a student and also now volunteers with us in the shop one morning every week. Liz has a personal connection with the Hospice as we cared for her Grandad.
She said: “I wanted to support St Gemma’s and every time I visit the shop there’s always a friendly atmosphere. Everyone works so hard, so I decided to volunteer.”
Since starting at the shop, Shop Manager Dee and the team have provided Liz with hands on training. Liz has already learnt to work on the till and how the shop floor runs in her first few weeks. Today was her first time helping out in the back room. Teaming up with Nigel, one of our other volunteers, Liz was shown how to sort through the donations and then tag and hang stock. It didn’t take long for her to get through the many donations we have.
Our charity shop in Hunslet is a very busy one with 2 floors full of preloved items. During our visit, 4 local people kindly brought in items to donate, there were 10 customers browsing between the floors and the till was ringing with purchases. We are looking to expand our team of volunteers in Hunslet, so if you would like to help out, we’d love to hear from you! Find out more about how you can get involved or arrange a taster session by calling Dee on 0113 2714032 or apply online at https://www.st-gemma.co.uk/volunteering