Ann has been volunteering in ReStore for more than 4 years. After she retired, Ann wanted to give back to her local community. Read about her ReStore experience below.
I was newly retired and was looking for somewhere to volunteer, I discovered the shop and I’ve been here ever since.
It’s a useful and worthwhile charity. I also enjoy working in the shop and meeting new people both staff and customers alike.
I’ve learnt how to be helpful and to never underestimate people and their ability.
The quality of items and furniture people throw out and how people can easily re use them.
Realising how difficult It is for people to just live and how fortunate I am to have grown up in good circumstances whilst others circumstances weren’t as good.
Alan, a fellow volunteer, he always has an interesting slant on things and always gives a perspective I never think of. He also knows lots of facts and figures.
The fact that even though I am just working in a shop I am still helping, whether that is with customers that I do see or out on a building project that I don’t get to see.