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    • DestinyGamer
    • By DestinyGamer 28th Dec 18, 3:03 PM
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    Do you work for a charity?
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    • 28th Dec 18, 3:03 PM
    Do you work for a charity? 28th Dec 18 at 3:03 PM
    I would love to get to know others who enjoy working for charities and how you got into it

    What is your position?
    What charity do you work for?
    Why did you choose them?
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 28th Dec 18, 4:21 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 4:21 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 4:21 PM
    I'm a volunteer, not a paid employee. I've also volunteered for other charities in the past.
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 28th Dec 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 5:20 PM
    I have recently retired but was a paid relief manager covering 36 shops for our local hospice....did this for over 20 years.
    • DestinyGamer
    • By DestinyGamer 28th Dec 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 7:21 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 7:21 PM
    I have recently retired but was a paid relief manager covering 36 shops for our local hospice....did this for over 20 years.
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    That sounds really interesting luvchocolate! I imagine everyday was different?
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 28th Dec 18, 7:26 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 7:26 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 7:26 PM
    I've always worked for charities.
    Didn't choose them as such, they just happened to be employing at the time I was job hunting.
    Don't get too dewy eyed about the voluntary sector - they are still businesses with a financial bottom line and can be as cut throat as anyone else when they need to be.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 28th Dec 18, 11:32 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 11:32 PM
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    • 28th Dec 18, 11:32 PM
    No I, but sometimes I feel I am given the salary.

    Time to move away from manual labour and into a career me thinks.

    I chose to apply for there because they are fairly local.

    Credit to those who do work for free in charities, top people.
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 29th Dec 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 29th Dec 18, 11:59 AM
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    • 29th Dec 18, 11:59 AM
    That sounds really interesting luvchocolate! I imagine everyday was different?
    Originally posted by DestinyGamer
    It was my dream job, but not all managers followed the rules and I always did so could cause some ruffled feathers with the volunteers.
    I pride myself getting to the the right shop on the right day with the right keys!!!!

    It is a very physical job and challenging now with recycling but so rewarding.
    • whatkatysaved
    • By whatkatysaved 4th Mar 19, 1:36 PM
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    • 4th Mar 19, 1:36 PM
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    • 4th Mar 19, 1:36 PM
    Late to the party, but I'm a volunteer for an independent RSPCA branch. Started out solely as a retail assistant (till operation, donation handling etc.) but ended up taking on marketing/promotion, some PR elements and fundraising too.

    As for why I chose them, I know the main charity can be controversial, however our branch is effectively a 'franchise' for lack of a better term. Our profits benefit local animals in need of rehoming as well as a clinic specifically for low-income pet owners who may not be able to afford veterinary bills elsewhere. I love what we do and seeing the revenue going to good use on a local level. Plus, being vegan, I wanted to actively help some animals whilst working towards future paid employment in the same sector. That's the dream!
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