Richard came to ReStore when he was unemployed, to gain experience and keep busy. He has since found employment, but continues to volunteer in store. Read about his ReStore experience below.
I have been volunteering since 2017 – hitting 3 years soon. I was unemployed and didn’t want to be doing nothing. I wanted to occupy myself until I found paid employment, which I since have (I work part-time at the moment), and I continue to volunteer in the ReStore. .
The staff whom I really like.
I am have retail experience and strong customer service experience. Also a bit of general DIY too.
Working on the shop floor and serving the customers.
I have learned that more people are interested in donating and recycling than you might think and encouraging that and helping with that does make a difference.
It is surprising to me what great stock we get donated.
The friendships I have made. That is by far the best thing.
The Donation Collection Driver Joe because his knowledge is vast and when we do the collections he makes the experience enjoyable. He is a real pleasure to work with.
That it is done for the most part by volunteers and that it is a good opportunity for people who want to work to do so and learn new skills.