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Former volunteer and now Customer Service Assistant at the Warehouse

When I started volunteering for the Furniture Scheme I was initially on a 6 month voluntary placement. This started after I was offered an interview at the Furniture Scheme which was arranged by the people at the Job Centre and with help from the people at  County Training.

I welcomed the opportunity after being accepted at the interview stage, I welcomed the position if only to just be involved with the charity as they do wonderful things for our community, having helped myself in the past I was looking forward to becoming part of this crucial service that is provided to our local community.

I got on well with all the staff and other volunteers here at the Furniture Scheme and when I was asked if I would be interested in a paid part time job at the Furniture Scheme, I jumped at it with great eagerness.

I am now working the part time position that was offered to me but I decided to continue volunteering at the Furniture Scheme on the days which I would not be contracted to work as I enjoy the job role, the people and as mentioned the service they provide.

Finally I’d like to thank everyone involved in giving me this brilliant opportunity, from the helpful people at the Job Centre and County Training too all the lovely people here at the furniture scheme that made this possible.


Former volunteer and now Customer Service Assistant at the Warehouse

In August 2014 I started on a work placement at the Furniture Scheme warehouse on Weeping Cross Lane.

On the first day I was shown around the warehouse, introduced to the other staff members, and after being told how the scheme was set up to help the community and reduce the amount of landfill waste by reusing, upcycling and recycling the items that came into the warehouse, I felt that it is a very worthwhile operation.

Since day one I have enjoyed the role that I do, working and liaising with the staff, volunteers and customers, the diversity of the different tasks that I do whether it’s helping with deliveries, collections, loading customers items taking in donations both at the warehouse and out on the vans.

Everyone who works there are down to earth, fair and really helpful, so when a part time role was advertised I just had to go for it, and thankfully I got it, and have enjoyed it ever since.



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