Volunteering in the office is one of the most essential roles for keeping The Furniture Station in full swing – and we are always in need of new helpers! Whether it’s helping with admin, taking calls about furniture donations and arranging deliveries, or greeting clients who have been referred to us – there’s always plenty of opportunity to gain news skills, meet and work with some great people and help support your local community through our work to relieve poverty.
This week, we want to tell you about our office support, and the brilliant volunteers who show our referred clients around the warehouse. Amanda and Dorothy donate a few hours of their time every week and have been with us for very many years now.
Dorothy has been volunteering for The Furniture Station for an incredible ten years – and Amanda. even more than that!
Their role involves helping clients choose furniture items in the warehouse and organising delivery.
“You get to meet and help a lot of different people, so it’s always interesting and rewarding” says Dorothy.
“You get people who are in dire need; you get people who have experienced awful things such as house fires so have nothing and people who have been homeless but have suddenly been given a flat.
“I’d recommend volunteering here to anyone – it’s so worthwhile and enjoyable.”
If like Dorothy you think you could offer a few hours a week – or even more, we would love to hear from you. As well as helping take clients around the warehouse we also have many other opportunities such as answering the phones and organising collection of donated furniture.
There are also opportunities to up-cycle furniture where you’ll learn brilliant new skills.
Find out more by visiting our volunteering page and get in touch! We’re a friendly bunch and we would love to hear from you…
More at The Furniture Station and The Up-cycling Station:
If you’d like to know more send us an email Joanne@furniturestation.org.uk or call 0161 483 9010.
If you have any furniture you’d like to donate to us, we can have free furniture collections throughout the week.
If you’re partial to a bit of tweeting – you can also find us on twitter: @ffsstockport