Joan, shop volunteer in Rhyl shares her learnings from volunteering.
How long have you been volunteering in the Rhyl Mind shop?
I have been a volunteer for 23 years.
Why did you start volunteering in the shop?
When I finished college, I needed something to do to stop me being bored. I knew the Assistant Manager at the time.
What do you like the most about volunteering?
I have learnt new skills and built my confidence. I like the feeling when we achieve, I've also made lots of friends and met my husband here.
What have you learned from your experience?
I have improved my skills and learned lots of new ones too. I am the lead volunteer for Rhyl so run the shop on the manager's days off.
A few words for your shop team…
We have lots of fun and laughter and look after each other in tough times.
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