I've been volunteering at Cancer Research UK for 8 months and I couldn't enjoy it more, if it was paid work it would be perfect! My manager is fun, kind and professional. He's always helping the volunteers when they're unsure of what to do, and always puts the customers first. A typical day starts off quiet, however it gets very busy in late morning, when the store is quiet, I tend to tidy and make sure everything in the store is as it should be. Then I start to serve customers, a volunteer will start to bring items down from upstairs, my colleague and I will put the items out in their designated places. I think the hardest part of the job is when I steam clothes upstairs however, I don't tend to do this job anymore and I stay downstairs in the store front. In general I really enjoy the job, my favourite part is serving the customers, I enjoy the social interactions and chatting to people about their day.
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