Jason Ladley (25) has been part of our incredible volunteering team in his local Sue Ryder shop in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, since June 2013.
He was motivated to volunteer by the polite and cheerful attitude of the shop staff whenever he visited the shop as a customer – he decided he wanted to offer his support and help the charity to raise awareness and to help people get the care they need.
When he first started volunteering, his main role was sorting through donations and getting stock ready to be priced but he didn’t have the confidence to answer the phone. He now says “….with this being my fifth year, I have finally got the courage to answer the telephone, helping customers with enquiries when they ring up asking for details about Gift Aid or bringing in donations.
“The staff and volunteers at the Brigg store are friendly, and are amazing people to work with and we work well as a team. I feel like I will never leave Sue Ryder as all the staff and volunteers have helped me a lot with my confidence and speaking to customers.”
If you would like to make a difference like Jason, and join our team of #IncredibleVolunteers, you can find your local shop at www.sueryder.org/nearest. Get in touch to find out about volunteering opportunities, or just pop in for a chat and arrange a taster session.