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Thanks to you for working to develop my job skills. The Furniture Scheme doesn’t just build furniture, it builds people.

April 6, 2016

Kitchen volunteer at Rockspring and Catereing Assistant at CasCA

I started volunteering at Rockspring in January 2013 when Rockspring Thursdays first began and it is still going today. We … Continue reading

March 10, 2016

Rockspring volunteer

In January 2015 I started my volunteer work at Rockspring Community Centre Sandford Road. On my first day I met … Continue reading

CasCA volunteer

I have now been a volunteer since July, and am finding it very interesting and rewarding. I volunteer for however … Continue reading

Warehouse volunteer

I worked at the Furniture Scheme Warehouse as part of my work experience placement for 13 weeks. I did a … Continue reading

Former volunteer and now Customer Service Assistant at the Warehouse

When I started volunteering for the Furniture Scheme I was initially on a 6 month voluntary placement. This started after … Continue reading

March 2, 2015

Former volunteer and now Customer Service Assistant at the Warehouse

In August 2014 I started on a work placement at the Furniture Scheme warehouse on Weeping Cross Lane. On the … Continue reading

Craven Arms Community Centre Volunteer

I started at CasCA in January.  I volunteer and sort coffees and teas out for meetings and I get refreshments … Continue reading

June 3, 2014

Rockspring Community Centre Volunteer

I started volunteering at Rockspring in January.  I started in the kitchen.  I peel spuds, wash up, ice cakes, serve … Continue reading

Warehouse Volunteer

Upon moving back to Ludlow I had applied for variety of jobs and had no luck or no reply, so … Continue reading

Renaissance Centre Volunteer

I was visiting Ludlow one day last summer and happened upon Renaissance, and enchanted by the name I was drawn … Continue reading

April 14, 2014

Community Centres Volunteer

I came to the Furniture Scheme through the job centre to work for 4 weeks in admin but I didn’t … Continue reading

November 27, 2013

Renaissance Centre Volunteer

I’ve been coming to the Renaissance Centre for many years.  I come on a Tuesday morning.  I just sit down … Continue reading

Ex volunteer in the Warehouse and Carpentry Workshop

In the later stages of recovering from a stress related mental illness, I decided to look for voluntary work, to … Continue reading

August 21, 2013

Volunteer and now new Admin Assistant at Rockspring!!

I began volunteering with the Furniture Scheme two years ago when my son went off to University and I felt … Continue reading

Re-use & Shop Volunteer

South Shropshire Furniture Scheme is something to me that I feel very proud to be part of. When I first … Continue reading

August 16, 2013

Carpentry and Garden Volunteer

I have been volunteering for the Furniture Scheme for just over a year, partly as a means of returning to … Continue reading

Ex Carpentry Workshop Volunteer (now in full time employment)

I joined the Furniture Scheme after having been taken seriously ill for 3 years. In this period I had become … Continue reading

May 3, 2013

Warehouse Volunteer

I started in the Warehouse on a 4 week compulsory work placement via County Training.  I was very nervous at … Continue reading

Volunteering gave me confidence

South Shropshire Furniture Scheme is something to me that I feel very proud to be part of. When I first … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

My year as a volunteer

I have been volunteering for the Furniture Scheme for just over a year, partly as a means of returning to … Continue reading

January 29, 2013

What you gain by volunteering

Since January 2012 we have had 12 volunteer/work experience placements find employment through recent experience and support from our Employment … Continue reading

October 11, 2012

Improved my confidence

‘My confidence has gone through the roof’

Helped my motivation

‘Working here has really helped my motivation – witness the fact that I have applied to do a course at … Continue reading

Just try things

‘All my initial objectives have been surpassed. Working here has enabled me to believe that anything is possible within reason … Continue reading

It has improved my organisational skills

Being here has helped me improve my timekeeping and organisational skills and has refreshed my customer service skills. I have … Continue reading

Volunteering in the Carpentry Workshop

I’m a retired IT worker, largely in the motor industry but latterly in the NHS. So what brings me to … Continue reading

October 10, 2012

Work experience placement

I worked at the Furniture Scheme Warehouse as part of my work experience placement for 13 weeks. I did a … Continue reading

Renaissance Centre Volunteer

It is almost four years since I began working for SSFS in the Renaissance Centre shop. I had never worked … Continue reading

My volunteer experience

Having been made redundant after 14 years, I felt that, rather than sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, I … Continue reading

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