Q&A with a Salvos Stores Volunteer

Salvos_Stores_VolunteerQ&A_Blogpost_20150729After the interest from the interview with Chelsea Heights Salvos Stores Manager, we decided to start a series of Q&A’s with different members of the Salvos Store Team.

So this week we thought we’d open your eyes to the world of volunteering in a Salvos Store by interviewing the lovely Lorraine Ah Mat, long-time volunteer and friend of Nightcliff Salvos Stores. lorraineThe lovely Lorraine!

What brought you to volunteering at Salvos Stores?

I attend the Salvation Army Darwin Corps and felt that I would do more for people than just sitting at home.

How long have you volunteered with us?

15 years

What’s your favourite part of volunteering at Salvos Stores?

Talking to others who just want some comfort and talking to people who know that someone cares.

Do you have any funny stories?

There’s a regular customer who brings her little Grandson regularly. After a little joke between us he now always asks where is the lady from the naughty corner. He is a beautiful little boy!

What’s the last thing a customer said to you?

‘Thank you and thanks to Salvos Stores, they have helped myself and my family so much.’

What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering?

Think carefully about what you are committing yourself and time to.

Nightcliff Salvos Store

Thanks to the lovely Lorraine for joining in with this weeks’ Q&A. Do you have any questions for next week’s Q&A? Any particular area you’d like to know more about? Keep us posted!


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