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Warehouse Volunteer

Upon moving back to Ludlow I had applied for variety of jobs and had no luck or no reply, so I thought I’d apply for volunteer work to keep me busy/active.  I looked online and saw The Furniture Scheme website.  They were advertising volunteer positions so I applied.  I attended a brief interview and induction.  I liked what I heard and thought, ‘I’ll give this a go and see what it’s like.’

My first day was in the Yard (Weeping Cross Lane).  I was shown the ropes and introduced to the staff.  It first struck me what a great bunch of people they were – friendly, welcoming, helpful and they really appreciate the help I/you give them.  The kind of people you really want to work with.  I helped out sorting the showroom and the storage room.  I was really surprised by how much stock the Scheme had.  It just goes to show how much it is supported and respected by the public.  It really is a fantastic service and really helps the local community and people who are struggling.  A lot of customers popped in during the day too.  I went home that night feeling really good, knowing I’d done a worthwhile job helping others.

My second day, I went out helping in the van, delivering and collecting with the driver.  All customers said good things about the Scheme.  I’ve been here 4 months now and have enjoyed every day’s work I’ve done for them.  It really is a fantastic place to work.  I’d recommend it to anyone.  I went from nothing to do at home each day to doing something I really enjoy with a fantastic bunch of people.  Every day is different.   You get chances to do courses to enhance your CV, yard work, van driving, electrical testing, shop work, dealing with the public/customers,  and  recycling.

If you’re out of work or just want something to keep you busy, I highly recommend volunteering for the scheme.  It was a turning point in my life and it gives me a great sense of pride too.  The local community really benefits from it and it has massive support.

Help out if you can.  I promise – you won’t regret it!

PS Pop in and have a look.  They have a vast collection of furniture, electrical and bric a brac at fantastic prices.


June 3, 2014

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