National Volunteering Week 2021

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7th June 2021

By Naomi Kitchen

National Volunteering Week is a week in which we celebrate volunteers and say thank you to them for the contribution they make.  In this short blog David talks about how he came to volunteer with Goods For Good and why, for him, it's been a life-changing experience. 

 

Since joining the team of volunteers in February 2020 David has helped support the charity by organising goods coming in from individual donors, donor organisations, cut price retailers and industry.


I first came to volunteer with Goods for Good in 2020 via the JVN (Jewish Volunteering Network). I had recently been made redundant and was keen to keep busy and help others. My role was to run and organise our store room, and work with other volunteers to deliver the goods to our community partners for the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.

 

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As a volunteer, working during the Covid-crisis I've had to work under strict conditions, to keep myself, office staff and other volunteers safe. I've always felt valued and safe and incredibly motivated by Roz and the team.

 

My experience volunteering for Goods for Good has been life-changing and up-lifting.  I've been able to use my many years’ experience of project management and use it to help the needy.  From volunteering for Goods For Good, when they won a lottery grant to increase the good work they are doing, I was offered the role of our Facility and Volunteer Co-ordinator to step-up the logistics of getting appropriate goods from donations to the that need it as quickly as possible.

 

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Working for a charity that's genuinely making a difference locally in London and abroad, I'm humbled to be part of the team.

 

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