Volunteering at Forget Me Not gives James something to focus on and the chance to do something to help local children.
“I applied because I wanted to do something that would help children.”
James has been volunteering at our Huddersfield Superstore for about 18 months now. “It gives me something to focus on,” he says. “I’ve had a few mental health issues so this is perfect for me.”
It was at a local jobs fair that James came across Forget Me Not. “I applied because I wanted to do something that would help children.”
What he really likes about volunteering in the shop is getting to meet different kinds of people. “It’s like a little family,” he says. “Lots of the customers know me by name - they’ll be like, ‘Hi James, how are you doing?’”
James is there to help customers with their donations. “I’ll do the gift aid and sort out the things people have brought in. I’ll also move furniture, clean and make the shop look nice.”
If you’re considering volunteering, James says, “you should give it a try, see if you like it. You’ve got nothing to lose.” And you should volunteer for Forget Me Not because, “imagine if it was your child who needed the support of the hospice, you’d want people to volunteer, wouldn’t you?