Meet 14-year-old volunteer Jack

Jack Gorman is one of our youngest volunteers at just 14. He supports our retail team at Churston team rooms. From sorting clothing, serving tea, coffee and hot food and chatting to customers, his days are very busy..

We spoke to Jack about what he loves about volunteering and what he has learnt so far.

What school do you attend?
Churston Ferrers Grammar School

What do you like to do in his spare time?
I enjoy playing football for fun and for the school, cricket and meeting friends

Why have you chosen to support Rowcroft as a volunteer?
Rowcroft Hospice is very important to my family as my great nanny and grandad both passed away there before I was born. My family has always supported the charity and told us how important the hospice is. My house charity at school is also Rowcroft.

How often do you volunteer?
I volunteer for two hours every Saturday. I have chosen to volunteer as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award. There are four sections to the award, volunteering being one which you can do for either three or six months. I have chosen to volunteer for six months. My sister Elle started volunteering at the Churston shop two years ago for her Duke of Edinburgh award and has carried on volunteering (now aged 16) as she enjoyed it so much!

What’s your favourite part about volunteering?
Interacting and helping the customers and doing something worthwhile.

What’s the best donation that you have seen/received?
A pair of brand new designer shoes!

What are you hoping to gain from volunteering with Rowcroft?
Work experience, communication skills, meeting people and helping towards my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

What have you learnt about Rowcroft that you didn’t know before?
I was surprised by how busy the shop is. The people that work there are so nice too.

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