At FareShare HQ in Bristol, we like to pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive number of volunteers supporting the work we do every day. One such example comes through the success in which we help the people who want to gain all-important skills for jobs and move onto employment as a result of the work they have done for us. Alan Brown, a volunteer in our Warehouse and supporting the deliveries of redistributing the stock we receive, worked with us in the first half of 2013. Finding that he was becoming stuck in his own home, he described his experience as a way to “grab the rope ladder to climb out of my hole.”
During his time with us, Alan found that he became very comfortable with the team he was working with and had a sense of the values which FareShare try to promote in their work, as he commented “their [FareShare] ethos is quickly picked up. It is to get the work done, have fun and help the other volunteers as required.”
With our strong ethical practices, Alan feels strongly that other organisations and companies can do with a similar practice to the work that is always being carried out in FareShare. He proudly feels that “it is a charity that does what it says on the tin and more and I am proud to have been associated with it.”
If you would like more information about how to volunteer with us, please visit: http://faresharesouthwest.org.uk/volunteerwithus/ or email or Volunteer Manager, Eve Morton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.