Little Lives UK would not be what it is today without our amiable volunteers who have dedicated themselves.
It’s great to thank our wonderful volunteers for their contributions and hear their stories about how they’ve helped the charity’s mission.
Krystyna is one of our shop volunteers in Raynes park who is excited in sharing her experience as her story is one of hope who found passion and purpose in the joy of helping the disadvantaged and children with disability after she was laid off during the pandemic.
Here is Krystyna’s story.
What is your role as a Little Lives UK volunteer?
My role is to help the charity shop become profitable to raise funds for the disadvantaged and disabled children.
Why did you decide to get involved?
I decided to get involved during the pandemic when my phase Eight department in Putney Exchange was closed and we were furloughed by our company and encouraged to do voluntary work. I applied to Little Lives UK and joined the charity in June 19th 2020.
What has been your greatest success as a volunteer?
My greatest success has been to be effective on the shop floor and being able to meet customers need and dealing with issues.
What has been your greatest challenge as a volunteer?
My greatest challenge is having to deal with shoplifters who constantly cause a setback to the shop financially.
How did volunteering impact your life?
It gave me a purpose and made me feel useful in our society.
What would you say to somebody who wants to join?
It is a very good organisation for anyone who wants to help in solving young peoples problems especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds and living with disability.
If you were to change anything, what would it be?
I am happy operating the till and doing customer service as I find happiness in chatting with the customers and helping to meet their needs.
It is also important we thank our community’s volunteers, as well as local businesses and internet retailers. Our shops not only help us collect funding for our work, but they also allow members of the community to learn more about it, become involved, and make a difference.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for embracing new ways of working and, most importantly, supporting us to achieve our objectives together.