Natasha – FareShare Lancashire & Cumbria

2 May 2019

Natasha has been volunteering at FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria for two months. Her role includes working in the warehouse, picking, packing and sorting, as well as taking orders in the office. Natasha has been unemployed over 10 years, and, for her, volunteering is a great way to gain the skills and confidence she needs to get back into work.

“The part of the job I most enjoy is interacting with people and getting to know them,” Natasha explains. “I’ve definitely gained more confidence and people skills because I was a little bit shy when I first came. FareShare has boosted my confidence a lot.”

Natasha first heard about FareShare from her partner, a former FareShare volunteer. Keen to give something back to the community she applied, and now hopes that her volunteering experience will help her achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

“This will help me in the future because I’ve gained a lot of confidence and people skills. I want to go back to college to train to be a nurse, so it’s going to help me a lot.”