“No two days in the Briarhill shop are the same. On a daily basis I could be a shop assistant, a clothes sorter, answer the phones, a till operator, basically whatever happens to be there in front of me at the time I do.
It’s hard to describe a typical day because I suppose it really depends on who comes through the door. So you just never know, some days are very quiet. Some days are extremely busy. Some days you don’t leave the phone out of your hand, some days you could spend sorting clothes the whole day.
Its good fun working here, chaotic at times, but its good fun. It’s the people that make it, people here are good fun and I think I wouldn’t do it unless I got on well with the people. The people who come in to donate as well, you would just be astounded at the generosity.
I suppose to volunteer anywhere, you need to have a connection with the organisation or charity you are working for. You need to feel they are a worthy charity that you can identify with them. Like I suppose I wouldn’t do it unless I kind of believed in the work and I do in Galway Simon.”