Martin wanted to do something to fill his day, so it was recommended he try volunteering in ReStore. He has now been a volunteer for more than 6 months and loves getting to socialise every week! Read about his ReStore experience below.
I wanted something to do during the work day. Sonia from the Day Opportunities Co-ordinator in NHSCT recommended I try ReStore, so I have been coming since August 2019.
I like meeting new people, so talking to all the staff, customers and volunteers has been great.
I am strong and work hard. I enjoy lifting furniture and placing it in the shop. I also like to get out in the lorry and visit donor’s houses to collect items.
I have learned how to build beds and wardrobes and I can now build a kitchen up too!
There have been too many to pick one – I love it in ReStore.
Talking to people I don’t know. However my confidence has grown and it is one of my favourite things to do. I like being around new people.
The furniture I lift and carry is sold and the money is used to help people locally and internationally to have a decent home. I feel like I'm a part of Habitats work.